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4th april 2002 
Molby joins Hull City

Jan Molby has finally put pen to paper and signed up as Hull City's new manager after first being tapped up (allegedly) by a friend of a friend of Adam Pearsons 3rd cousin removed.

He has agreed to a three year contract and his first game in charge will be at home to Luton Town this coming Saturday.

Adam Pearson, chairman of whiter than white Hull City, said this to the Official Hull City site earlier:
"I am delighted that Jan Molby has joined us.
I wanted to appoint a manager who craves for success for this club as much as myself and the supporters.
He understands and knows about the Third Division but also has a hunger to return to the top levels of football.

He now has a chance to assess the squad, highlight their strengths and weaknesses and recruit key players for the start of next season.

We will invest again this summer in quality signings who will be integral in achieving Third Division success and they will be added to what I believe is already a talented squad but one which needs to perform to potential next season.

Promotion winning teams are not built over night but I feel the nucleus is there for Jan to add to for next season and I'm sure everybody involved with club will join me in welcoming him to Boothferry Park."

It is not known yet if Gary Barnett will be joining him at Boothferry Park.

Molby being interviewed by the Hull press later that same day:
"Hull are a big club and I'm very pleased to have been given the chance to be the manager down here.

I think it's pretty well known that the potential at the club is huge and it's my job to try and help realise some of that by making the team successful on the pitch.

I'm aware that there is a lot of expectation, especially after the disappointments of this season, but that's not something that scares me.
I see it as a great challenge and with the tools that are available here at Hull City I believe we have every chance of being successful.

This is the seventh year that the club have been in the Third Division and it's time for that to change really.

I'm under no illusions and know that promotion next season is what the chairman is looking for.

I don't have a problem with that and can't wait to get started.

There are some good players down here and as far as I'm concerned every single one of them gets a clean slate from here.

It's up to them to prove to myself that they are the type of players that can take the club forward, and they have the four remaining games in which to do that.
Obviously some will get a bigger window of opportunity than others but that's football and everyone just has to get on with it.

There will be changes in the summer, there's no doubt about that, but how radical they are or otherwise depends on a lot of things.
We will bring in new players but it's a question of ascertaining how many we need and that's what I'll be looking at between now and the end of the season.

I do have several players in mind who would help to change the side around but we have to make sure that we recruit in the right areas.

The influx the club had last season won't happen again this summer and it's important that the players we sign are the right ones."

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