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10th october 2002 
Molby sacked

Hull City have parted company with manager Jan Molby.

The club have suffered a miserable start to the season, with just two wins from their opening 12 games and, after last Saturdays embarrassing defeat at Aggborough, City's chairman Adam Pearson realised that he had got egg on his face and it was time for Molby to go.

Jan Molby Pearson said:
"Unfortunately is has not worked out.  Results have not been good enough and Jan has left the club.
We will be appointing a new manager in the morning who will be in charge for our next game."

Molby joined the Tigers in April from the Harriers after taking us into the Conference but his habit of criticising everybody but himself had followed him to Hull when he spent the last month blaming fans for his teams poor results.

Molby After Saturday's defeat here, City's fourth game without a win, Molby questioned the desire of some of his players:
"Some of the players I have inherited, and some that I've brought in, aren't winners.  I'll certainly battle on because I have a lot of pride."

Earlier this week Pearson said that Molby had offered to resign, but that it had been rejected by the board.  Molby responded by telling BBC Radio Humberside:
"I can categorically, 100 per cent deny that I offered to quit."

City were tipped as one of the favourites for promotion this season, but they are currently seventh from bottom in Division Three with just 12 points while we, under Ian Britton are in eighth place and only one defeat all season.

It has been a busy week all round with the managerial merry-go round getting into full swing.

Exeter City's John Cornforth was the first managerial casualty last weekend followed by Martin Hinshelwood, who was replaced by Steve Coppell at Brighton on Monday.

Peter Reid was the first Premier League casualty when he was dismissed by Sunderland on Monday.  He was replaced by Howard Wilkinson on Wednesday who then took Steve Cotterill from Stoke City to join him as his assistant at the Stadium of Light.

Who's next?  Not Britt, that's for sure.
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