It’s understood that Steve Bruce has decided to end his time in charge of Hull City, after four years at the helm.
There has been speculation over the future of the former Sunderland and Birmingham boss ever since the Tigers confirmed their promotion back to the Premier League, although the owners also remained hopeful he would stay.
Bruce was last week allowed the chance to speak to the Football Association over the vacant England manager’s role, but it seems he missed out to Sam Allardyce for the position with the national team.
With a whole host of injury problems and no high-profile arrivals at the KC Stadium this summer, there have been growing concerns for the Tigers and their plans ahead of their return to the Premier League with the opening weekend of the season now just three weeks away.
The club are yet to make an official announcement, with some suggestions that they are trying hard to persuade the 55-year-old to stay.
Some bookmakers, though, have now made Bruce favourite to take charge at his former club Sunderland, who will be looking for a new manager when Allardyce is finally named England boss.