Nick Barmby has announced that he intends to appeal against his dismissal as the manager of Hull City after less than six months in the job.
Following a week of intense speculation surrounding his future at the KC Stadium, Barmby was relieved of his duties on Tuesday.
The Tigers board issued a statement outlining the thinking behind their decision, with Barmby accused of making 'wholly misleading' comments regarding the transfer backing he received in January.
The Championship outfit suggested that their search for a new boss had already begun, with the club keen to move on and open a new chapter in their history as soon as possible.
Barmby is refusing to accept the reasoning behind his sacking, though, and has hit out at his former employers and the manner in which they have handled an unfortunate issue.
In a statement issued via the League Managers' Association, Barmby said: "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."
He added: "I would like to pay tribute to the supporters, players and staff of Hull City Football Club for the huge support they have given me throughout my time at the club, and if my appeal should not be successful I would like to wish the club all the best for the future."