Hull City have held talks with Mike Phelan’s representatives about the caretaker boss becoming the full-time manager of the team.
After finally strengthening the squad in a frantic conclusion to the summer transfer window, the Tigers have now turned their attention to negotiating a long-term deal with Phelan.
The 53-year-old has been in charge of the first-team since Steve Bruce’s resignation in July and has impressed, guiding the players through a tricky period in the build-up to the new campaign.
Two wins out of three to start the Premier League season have only enhanced Phelan’s chances of being handed the manager’s job on a full-time basis.
The former Manchester United assistant has made it clear he feels he is ready to make the step up and become a manager, and the club’s hierarchy would appear to agree.
It is understood talks between the two parties were held on Thursday with more discussions set to take place as Hull look to get a deal sorted out before next week’s game against Burnley.