Nicky Barmby was sacked by Championship side Hull City on 8th May 2012 after publicly questioning the ambition of the board. Barmby was only appointed in January 2012 but now leaves the club after just five months in charge.
Nick Barmby was a top class midfielder as a player, he featured for a number of top flight clubs as well as playing over 20 games for Barmby. He started his career at Tottenham where he developed into a goal scoring midfielder who loved to break into the box.
Barmby is one of the few players to have made the switch from Everton to Liverpool during his career and he managed to remain reasonably popular with both sets of fans. Barmby was a valuable asset to Managers as he invariably popped up with big goals in the big games at just the right time. This is highlighted by the fact that Barmby is one of the few players to have scored a Premier League goal for six different clubs which is no mean feat.
Barmby ended his playing career at his native Hull City and he was installed as caretaker Manager at the end of 2011 after Nigel Pearson left the club to join Leicester City. After a good start in the job, Barmby was made permanent Manager in January of 2012 and so far he looks ideally suited to the Management game.