Rowett a serious Hull candidate

Birmingham boss Gary Rowett has emerged as a serious contender for the vacant managerial position at Hull City.

Hull: Rowett a serious Hull candidateHull: Rowett a serious Hull candidate

Rowett is apparently a candidate for the Tigers job as the newly-promoted Premier League club look for a replacement for Steve Bruce, who resigned last week.

Rowett has done a steadily impressive job at St Andrew’s since taking over Blues in 2014, steering them clear of relegation in his first season in charge and then leading them to 10th last term despite having very little money to spend.

The 42-year-old is regarded as one of the most promising managers in the Championship and his odds for the Hull job have come in in recent days.

Other men under consideration for the Hull job on a permanent basis include former Everton boss Roberto Martinez, current caretaker manager Mike Phelan, ex-Newcastle chief Steve McClaren and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs.

However, whoever is appointed will have to hit the ground running as Hull have yet to sign anyone ahead of their return to the top flight and the new campaign is just over two weeks away now with the club’s opening game at home against champions Leicester on August 13.

Amid the ongoing uncertainty at the KCOM Stadium, punters may look to use their free bet to back the Tigers to go straight back down in the 2016-17 season.

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