Hull City Relegated – An Uncertain Future

Hull City were the final team to be relegated to the Sky Bet Championship, following Sunderland and Middlesbrough. The Tigers were hammered 4-0 by Crystal Palace on Sunday at Selhurst Park, the result meant both Swansea City and Crystal Palace survived.

Hull City’s owners have a lot to answer for, the club were nowhere near equipped to handle the Premier League. With a lack of summer signings and the departure of Steve Bruce last summer, it left the club with a lack of direction. The club placed its trust in an inexperienced manager – Mike Phelan, though the season started well, it was always going to be a struggle.

Marco Silva looked to be the clubs saviour, his reputation will certainly have been enhanced. However, it was a bridge too far, if Silva was appointed earlier the club would have survived, such was his impact. With a lot of uncertainty surrounding the club, it is time the owners sell up. Hull City’s hopes of bouncing straight back up, surely lie with Marco Silva. The Portuguese will have a lot of clubs contacting him over the summer, after his impressive work gave Hull a fighting chance of staying up, when at one point it looked like all was lost. The club should do all they can to convince Silva to stay with the club.

Whoever is in charge come the summer, they will have a big rebuilding job on their hands. As seen this season, Hull lack quality in the attacking third. Bright talents such as Harry Maguire will probably be moved on to finance signings. It is a worrying time for Hull City fans, they deserve a lot better from their owners.

Hull City is a fantastic club, if the club were to go up for sale – There is no doubt that there will be a lot of interest. If the current owners do decide to stay, this season should be a lesson on how not to run a football club. As Hull well know, the Championship is a long hard slog, the team will be playing twice a week for most of the season. The club need a set of players capable of coping with the demands of England’s second tier. Hull can look at Burnley as an example, they have now identified what it takes to stay in the Premier League, Hull can learn a lot from them and try to replicate it.

I really hope Hull can bounce straight back and the uncertainty clears. The fans deserve so much better, the club cannot afford another summer like last year. The team needs to be invested in, the sooner the owners realise that, the better.

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