We need our manager to stay, says Hull City defender Curtis Davies

CURTIS DAVIES is keeping his fingers crossed that Steve Bruce will stay on as Hull City manager '“ to provide some much-needed stability at the club.

Hull City's Curtis Davies (left) and Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri battle for the ball.

Despite seeing his Tigers side return to the Premier League 12 months after slipping into the Championship, Bruce’s future remains unclear at Hull, subject of takeover speculation, with the Geordie seeking assurances before deciding whether to stay on in charge.

Davies said: “The manager is the one who kept the team together and who brought us all in. I don’t think there is a player here really that the gaffer hasn’t brought in now.

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“It is important, because you go into the Premier League and you need a bit of stability both with players and through the management, so, hopefully, he stays.

Hull City's Curtis Davies (left) and Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri battle for the ball.

“But, obviously, that is down to the manager and what happens elsewhere.”

After experiencing the heartache of relegation, Davies has expressed his relief that Hull have booked a return ticket, even if there will be a shorter summer break after their play-off exertions.

He said: “I wouldn’t want to go on holiday, having lost this game, because my little girl probably wouldn’t enjoy herself because her daddy would be down in the dumps.

“We will only have a short holiday now, because we didn’t get automatic promotion.

Hull City's Curtis Davies (left) and Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri battle for the ball.

“But it’s just about being focused for the first day of pre-season and making sure we are ready because if the task is tough enough in the Championship, in the Premier League it’s going to be even tougher, so we need to make sure we are on it.”