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Hull boss targets extended KC stint

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Iain Dowie hopes to be at Hull beyond the end of the season after being appointed manager of the Barclays Premier League strugglers.

The 45-year-old was unveiled as the successor to Phil Brown, who was sacked on Monday with the Tigers second from bottom of the league following last weekend's injury-time defeat by Arsenal.

He said: "I'd like to see my future here for the long term. It's about me producing results - that is the game we are in."

Wednesday's appointment marks a return to the game for the former QPR and Crystal Palace manager for the first time since he assisted Alan Shearer at Newcastle in their ultimately unsuccessful fight against relegation last season.

Dowie has just nine games left to preserve top-flight status, starting with a visit to Portsmouth - who are all but relegated after being deducted nine points for going into administration.

Chairman Adam Pearson acted to replace Brown after a dreadful run of form and he too hopes Dowie will remain beyond the current campaign.

Pearson said: "It's a short-term contract with options on both sides.

"But it's a very permanent move.

"I'm expecting Iain to make a difference here, I'm expecting him to keep us in the Premier League and I'm expecting to sit down with him and sort out a full-time contract on May 15th."

Tim Flowers will join as assistant manager with Steve Wigley also joining the coaching team with Dowie describing him as a "touchline manager".

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