Iain Dowie named Hull City manager

HATFIELD’s Iain Dowie has been announced as the man to take over Premier League relegation strugglers Hull City.

The former Luton Town, Southampton and West Ham striker, is replacing Phil Brown at the KC Stadium after he was sacked following the Tigers’ 2-1 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday.

Hull become the sixth team Dowie, who started his career at Cheshunt and represented Northern Ireland internationally, has managed.

The former Onslow pupil’s last job was at Newcastle United as assistant manager to Alan Shearer.

Since leaving the position in 2009, Dowie, who went to Hatfield Polytechnic (before it became University of Hertfordshire), has been working for Sky Sports News as a commentator on Soccer Saturday Live.

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Hull currently lie 19th in the Barclays Premier League with 24 points and are three points adrift from safety.

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