Murphy in Tigers talks

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STOCKPORT COUNTY'S director of football Colin Murphy could be on the verge of joining Peter Taylor at Hull City as assistant manager.

It was well documented that Taylor (pictured) tried to bring Murphy to Brighton, when he was manager of the club last season, and has made another move for the former Saudi Arabia coach.

Taylor, who was appointed The Tigers new boss as successor to Jan Molby last week, has moved for Murphy after bringing in Steve Butler as first team coach.

"With Steve in place I'm trying to get Colin Murphy here as my assistant and we're currently talking to Stockport about that," said Taylor.

However, it is unlikely that County will agree to Murphy's release, although should the former Lincoln City boss leave, it would be the third time the coach has left the Edgeley Park club.

Meanwhile, Hull have completed the signing of Leicester's Damien Delaney and Taylor was delighted to have wrapped up his first signing.

"When I had my interview with the chairman he mentioned that were was a little bit of money available and I thought of Damien straight away," he said.

"He's a player I signed from Cork City when I was at Leicester and I think the boy has a real chance.

"Damien is a big, strong player who has youth on his side and a good left foot. He can also fill a number of positions and bringing him here has nothing to do with how the team played against Rochdale.

"It was always my intention to bring Damien in and I'm sure he'll be a good addition to the squad who will do very well."