Former Everton boss Roberto Martinez is reported to be top of Hull City’s wanted list as they look to replace Steve Bruce.
Bruce walked away from the Tigers on Friday and the race is now on to draft in a replacement before the new Premier League campaign gets underway.
Mike Phelan is currently in caretaker charge and has spoken of his desire to take the job on a permanent basis, but Hull are likely to turn to a more high-profile appointment.
Martinez is said to be itching to get back into management following his departure from Goodison Park and his appointment would give the whole club a much-needed lift following the departure of Bruce.
Steve McClaren, Steve Evans, Ryan Giggs and Neil Warnock are also said to be in the running, but Martinez appears to be the hot favourite to replace Bruce for the second time in his career.
The Spaniard replaced Bruce at Wigan before guiding Latics to the Premier League and FA Cup glory.