Football: Figueroa joins newly-promoted Hull City, reunites with former boss Steve Bruce

LONDON (Reuters) - Honduras defender Maynor Figueroa has joined newly-promoted Hull City from relegated Wigan Athletic on a two-year deal, the English Premier League club said on Monday.

The announcement reunites the 30-year-old left back with City manager Steve Bruce, who first signed him while manager of Wigan in 2008.

"When the team were playing the final few games in the Championship, I paid close attention to the results because I wanted Steve Bruce to achieve promotion," he told the Hull City club website.

"I was happy for him to earn the success. He is a great manager and I'm looking forward to working with him again."

Hull won automatic promotion on May 4 after a dramatic 2-2 draw with champions Cardiff City on the final day of the Championship season. FA Cup winners Wigan were relegated 10 days later.

Figueroa, whose contract with Wigan has expired, missed the Cup final at Wembley and Wigan's last four Premier League games owing to a groin injury.

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