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Dowie looks forward to getting off the slopes

By | 18th March 2010

New Hull City boss Iain Dowie has revealed that he can’t wait to get off the downhill slopes – both in skiing and in the Premier League. The former Newcastle assistant has been out of football for months now, and in the meantime has taken up skiing lessons, but admits he’s more than happy to get off the slopes.

“I broke the speed limit on the slopes at the indoor centre – but that was on my back!” said the former Crystal Palace boss.

“What I want to do is stop Hull City going downhill, yes.

“I’d had three skiing lessons and had another planned for Friday, but I would much ­rather be back in the dugout. I feel more comfortable there.

The announcement of Dowie’s arrival wasn’t greeted by all cheers around the KC Stadium, as many people have been questioning the manager’s credentials. Dowie, however, feels he is perfectly suited to save Hull from the drop this season.

“I don’t think I’m a gamble. If you look at my record, it’s fairly productive. You look at my record at Oldham – I took them to the play-offs.

“The challenge is similar to Newcastle. Every experience makes you stronger.

“I can’t wait to get started. I want the pressure-cooker atmosphere again.”

Unfortunately for Dowie, the challenge at Newcastle ended in failure. Now it’s up to him to rescue Hull from an uphill battle.



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