MIKE PHELAN has revealed he been offered the long-term manager’s job at Hull City.
Against all odds with a hugely depleted squad of just 13 fit first-team players at the start of the season, the 53-year-old was named Premier League manager of the month for August.
They won their first two games against champions Leicester and Swansea before only an injury-time Marcus Rashford goal could prevent Hull getting a point against Manchester United – while they drew last week draw at Burnley.
But despite all this, he has not been put in full time charge while a takeover of the club by a Chinese consortium from unpopular chairman Assem Allam is pending.
Phelan told the BBC: “It’s a case now of sifting through the offer and getting down to what hopefully will be further discussions.
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"I don't want to talk about the money, I don't want to talk about what the contract entails because, to be frank, it's nobody else's business.
"You do want parity with the Premier League, and going forward hopefully that's what will happen."
Phelan has said there is "no great rush" to agree the deal, maintaing that he was just fully focused on tomorrow's home Premier League game against Arsenal.
He added: "I would like to have got it done weeks ago.
"But it's only in this last 24 hours we've ended up in this state of affairs with pounds, shillings and pence."
Phelan was Manchester United's first-team coach until 2008, before coming assistant manager to Sir Alex Ferguson in a hugely successful Old Trafford team.
He left Old Trafford in 2013 and spent a year with Norwich City before joining Hull in 2015 as assistant manager.
Owner Allam, who unsuccessfully tried to rename the team Hull City Tigers much to the fans' annoyance, put Hull up for sale in 2014.
A takeover of the club by a Chinese consortium recently fell through but Chinese-American businessman Chien Lee is still reportedly interested in purchasing the Humberside outfit.
Phelan recognised he is in uncertain and frustrating times, but is still looking ahead. He said: "There's still the takeover in the background and I find myself in the middle of that, trying to sort out my future.
"I don't know who is involved any more and how far discussions have gone. It is possibly a frustrating thing from my point of view."