Phelan leaves Hull City

Phelan took charge on a caretaker basis following the departure of Steve Bruce in July, before being handed the reins on a permanent basis in October.

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Hull has won just one of its last 18 top-flight matches, with Monday's 3-1 defeat at West Brom proving Phelan's final match in charge.

Mike Phelan has left his position as Hull City head coach with the club in the Premier League relegation zone.

Phelan took charge on a caretaker basis following the departure of Steve Bruce in July, before being handed the reins on a permanent basis in October.

However, Hull has won just one of its last 18 top-flight matches, with Monday's 3-1 defeat at West Brom proving Phelan's final match in charge.

A statement on Tuesday read: "The club can announce that it has parted company with head coach Mike Phelan.

"We would like to thank Mike for his efforts both as assistant manager [to Steve Bruce] and head coach over the last two years.

"The search for a replacement has begun and an announcement will be made in due course."

Phelan helped to steady the ship at Hull, promoted via the play-offs last season, during a shambolic pre-season and in the early stages of the campaign he had just 14 fit senior players in his first-team squad.

Despite that adversity, Hull won its opening two Premier League fixtures against champion Leicester City and Swansea City.

However, it has since lost 13 of 18 league games with a 2-1 win over Southampton its only other top-flight victory.

Swansea's late 2-1 win over Crystal Palace leaves the Tigers bottom of the league after 20 matches.