Hull have confirmed Mike Phelan as their manager on a permanent basis.
Speaking to the club website, Phelan, who took over in the summer after Steve Bruce’s departure, said: “It’s been a while in coming, but I’m happy with the position I am now in and looking forward to the challenge ahead.
“It has taken time but things have to be done correctly with these matters. What is important now is that we move forward and help this squad of players be successful for this football club.
“It’s exciting to step over that threshold into management, and I’m looking forward to working with this group of players that has done so well so far.
“The support I have received from everyone has been magnificent and I want that to continue because the challenges ahead are huge. The fans have been excellent through the last few months and the players have given me their full backing.”