Simon Jordan responds to shock Hull City Liam Rosenior sacking

Simon Jordan, working as a pundit for talkSPORT
Simon Jordan has had his say on Liam Rosenior's Hull City departure -Credit:talkSPORT

Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan believes Liam Rosenior could have been sacked by Hull City due to the style of play not matching Acun Ilicali's ambitions.

The Tigers announced on Tuesday afternoon that they had parted ways with Rosenior despite him signing a new contract earlier in the season. City missed out on the Championship playoffs on the final day of the campaign following a 1-0 defeat to Plymouth Argyle.

Hull Live understands Ilicali met with Rosenior following the defeat at Home Park before informing him of his decision this week. The response to the news has been met with bewilderment by supporters and pundits alike.

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Jordan was among those surprised by the decision but he offered up his theory as to why the 39-year-old had been shown the exit door. He told talkSPORT: "My first reaction was I thought their relationship was very strong.

"The feeling I got from being in both of their companies was that they were going in a direction that worked well for both of them. There is a balance between being entertaining and winning.

"It will be interesting to see, because I think he has done a remarkable job for his club, Acun, in terms of the attendance, the focus of the club. I have seen it for myself, the change in the enthusiasm levels, the attendance, the relationship with the club from the Allams to Acun.

"The only one [club] you could look at and say is an outlier in the top six is Ipswich. Because you look at the West Bromwich Albions, you look at Norwich and Southampton and Leicester and Leeds and you say: ‘They want to spend money on transfers’, they will be carrying a much bigger wage bill than Hull so which one of those would you be disappointed, besides Ipswich, with the fact they got a better position than you.

"If it is a style of play issue, I am always worried about owners that think that the style of play is the fundamental pre-requisite for success. You have got to get out of this miserable division and however you get out of it is the answer."