Nick Barmby will appeal against his dismissal as manager of Hull City Football Club.
The former England international has been accused of making misleading comments regarding the transfer backing he received by the club in the New Year.
Following much speculation the Tigers have now confirmed that they have sacked Barmby, who has released the following statement through the League Managers Association:
"I am obviously hugely disappointed to have been dismissed. I maintain that my sacking was entirely without justification. In everything I have done for the club I have always acted in the best interests of Hull City.
"I was told today that I had seven days within which to submit an appeal against my dismissal, and yet the club has now made an official statement, on behalf of the board, stating publicly the alleged reasons for my dismissal and indicating that the search for a new manager will begin immediately.
"I nevertheless intend to appeal. As the matter is subject to an appeal and, if necessary, legal proceedings, it would not be appropriate for me to make any further comment at this stage, despite the fact that the club has seen fit to go public with its version of events."
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