Hull boss Nick Barmby no ambition to manage elsewhere

Nick Barmby
Barmby won 23 England caps

New Hull City boss Nick Barmby says his only ambition in management is to make his hometown club a success.

Barmby, 37, ended his playing career last week before being placed in permanent charge of the Tigers following a caretaker spell in charge.

"This is the club for me and the club I want to stay at," the former England international told BBC Look North.

"I want a real good crack at this and hopefully I can be successful. I'm a very proud man to manage the club."

Barmby continued: "I've never thought that if I do well here then I can go on, I've never thought like that."

During his caretaker spell at the helm following Nigel Pearson's departure to Leicester City, Barmby steered the club to sixth position in the Championship with five wins and five defeats from his 10 league games.

He takes charge of his first game in permanent charge against Peterborough United on Saturday, and says he is hoping to guide the Tigers back to the Premier League during his first season as a manager.

"It's a tight and difficult league but these players have got as good a chance as any other team, as long as they keep believing in what they're doing and remain positive," he said.

"You are going to get setbacks but it's how you handle those and bounce back. So far, the lads have done that well."