After recently playing his part in a classic New York battle against Chris Algieri at Madison Square Garden, Hull’s Tommy Coyle is plotting his next move as he brings the curtain down on an entertaining career. In the meantime, his focus switches to football and with Hull City set to get their 2019/20 season underway, SportPesa caught up with Coyle ahead of the new campaign.
Tommy Coyle, very much a son of Hull, is eagerly anticipating the new football season and can’t wait for his beloved Tigers to kick off their campaign when they travel to South Wales to take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. Coyle, who lit up his home city in memorable battles with the likes of Derry Mathews, Michael Katsidis and Luke Campbell, is an ardent supporter of anything that can bring prosperity to his region and he’s confident that Hull City can step up this season and give their fans plenty to cheer about.
“Things are looking good so far and I think this might be a year to smile about,” beamed a jovial Coyle as he took time from his hectic schedule to speak exclusively to SportPesa. “I’m really hopeful for the lads this year and there seems to be a positive mood around the place so if they can have a good season then you notice every single day you’re out and about in the city what it means to the people. Hull is a place that sticks together and the football team is right at the centre of it so when they do well then it gives everyone a huge lift. We’ve had a few memorable seasons in the Premier League and a good cup run recently and those are the types of experiences that people remember.”
With Hull City appointing a new manager in the close season in the shape of Grant McCann, Coyle is expecting big things from the former Doncaster Rovers boss. New signings have consistently entered the doors at the KCOM Stadium with a number of exciting arrivals including Tom Eaves from Gillingham and Everton youngster, Josh Bowler, on loan. Coyle is largely impressed with how the new coach has settled in and he fully believes that he can transform Hull City in promotion contenders.
“I’m liking what I’ve seen in the new manager so far and long may it continue for him because I think given the time and backing that he can do a really great job for us. It’s a big job for him to step into compared to his other jobs but if he gets it right then he’ll rightly be loved by the fans of Hull City. We’re in a hard league that really tries the squad throughout the season because there’s never much time to stop and gather yourself but if we can get off to a good start then the whole place will be lifted and we can hopefully push on and do well this season.”