Hull, Updated: June 30, 2016 12:24 PM
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Hull boss Steve Bruce has blasted reports suggesting he is unable to sign new players and says he will stay in charge at the club.
There had long been speculation surrounding whether boss Bruce would remain in charge beyond the end of last season or in the event that owner Assem Allam is bought out.
Reports have also suggested he is interested in succeeding Roy Hodgson as England manager but he has moved quickly to play down such talk.
Bruce told Hull’s official website: “I am looking forward to joining up with my players and staff in Portugal next week for our pre-season training camp.
“Despite the talk of potential takeovers, my focus is on what happens on the pitch and as far as I am concerned it is business as usual.
“We plan to make improvements to our squad in the coming weeks and a transfer budget and wage structure has been set by the board for the new campaign.
“It is simply not correct that I have been told I cannot sign any players as reported this week.”