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Hull caretaker boss Mike Phelan taking right route to making hot-seat his own

Caretaker boss Mike Phelan expects the Hull board to make the right decision over the appointment of a full-time Tigers manager.

Phelan took temporary charge last month following the departure of Steve Bruce and, despite only having 13 senior players available, secured a second straight Premier League win at Swansea.

Newly-promoted Hull built on their impressive 2-1 victory over champions Leicester by winning 2-0 in south Wales, with substitute Shaun Maloney and Abel Hernandez scoring in the final 12 minutes.

And Phelan concedes he can only fulfil his ambition of landing the job on a full-time basis by winning matches.

"I am sure the people in charge will do the right thing," said Phelan, after Hull made it six points from six. I think everyone knows we have decisions to make on my future, the future of the staff and the ownership.

"Hopefully those decisions will be taken soon. It could be a busy time."

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