Pearson eyes right direction
Tigers manager wants new owners to develop potential at KC
By Steve Pass. Last Updated: November 10, 2010 8:00pm
Nigel Pearson believes Hull City's prospective new owners will make the right decisions to develop the club's potential.
Local businessmen Assem and Ehab Allam have agreed with Russell Bartlett to buy the Championship outfit and the stadium's management company, with the deal due to go through by the end of November.
Tigers boss Pearson believes the prospective new owners must think long term for the benefit of the debt-ridden club, who are currently languishing just a point outside the Championship drop zone.
Pearson, who admitted he had not yet spoken to the potential new owners, told Sky Sports News: "I think it always helps when you've got people who have got the interests of the club first and foremost.
"I think the people who are here now have that, I think that's important to remember - it's always easy to look too far ahead.
"We are in a difficult situation and have been for a number of months and it's important that we come out with a long-term strategy that gives the club a chance of actually developing because there's a lot of potential here.
"We're going through a difficult period at the moment, we've had a lot of success in recent times but the right decisions need to be made now for the future of the club and I'm sure that will happen."
Meanwhile, Hull veteran Nicky Barmby said the players must concentrate on matters on the pitch amid the takeover talk.
He said: "As players this is our job to go out there and perform and to get the points for the club so whatever goes on off the pitch is down to the moneymen, the chairman and things like that.
"So we've got a job - and a hard enough job - to get points on the pitch so I don't think it really affects the players.
"It obviously affects the manager because of financial situations - he's asking for finance, about buying players and if it's there great, if it's not then it's obviously difficult for the manager but as players we just get on with it and, like I say, try and get the points on the pitch."