11 Jan 2012

Barmby to manage Hull City permanently

6:14 am on 11 January 2012

The former England football international Nick Barmby brought the curtain down on his 21-year playing career when he was named as the permanent manager of Hull City.

Barmby, 37, who joined Tottenham Hotspur as a 16-year-old in 1990, also appeared for Everton, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, Leeds United and Hull during a long playing career, which also included 23 appearances and four goals for England.

He originally took charge of Hull, his hometown club, on a caretaker basis in November after Nigel Pearson left for Leicester City.

Hull are currently sixth in Championship (second division) and seeking a return to the Premier League after losing their place at the end of the 2009-10 season.