Hull City must now appoint Mike Phelanby Jack Kitson / 22 August 2016, 13:27Tweet
Simply put Mike Phelan has to be appointed as the next permanent manager of Hull City.
Against all odds the club's caretaker boss has led the seemingly troubled Tigers to two wins from their opening games against defending champions Leicester and Swansea, putting them 3rd in the table.
Not bad for a club who were left managerless just three weeks before the new season following the shock departure of Steve Bruce.
A whole host of gaffers have since been linked with the post, but no one seems to want it, except the very man who is spearheading their rapid resurgence - Phelan is now as short as 1/6 in the betting.
In the opening game against Leicester Phelan had the daunting task of merging together a side from just 13 fit senior players.
You'd be forgiven for thinking that those players would be confidence-crushed due to the state of uncertainty that surrounded the club, however they thrived under pressure and now find themselves sitting pretty on six points, alongside title contenders Man Utd, Man City, and Chelsea.
In fact, up next in the league are Phelan's former employers United, with whom he spent a number of successful five years at under Sir Alex Ferguson.
What a story it would be if he went on to lead Hull to a stunning victory over the in-form Red Devils.
But, before the 53-year-old has the chance to do this, he must surely be handed the permanent job at some point this week!