Hull City are believed to have added Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett to their list of targets as they look to replace Steve Bruce.
Former Everton boss Roberto Martinez remains the bookies’ favourite for the job, while current caretaker manager Mike Phelan, ex-Newcastle chief Steve McClaren and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs are also in the frame.
However the Tigers board are weighing up all options, and according to reports, Rowett has emerged as a serious candidate for the vacant position at the KCOM Stadium.
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 reports are rife the Tigers are preparing to make contact with Birmingham and request permission to speak with him.