Roberto Martinez leads the way in the next Hull City manager marketby Jack Kitson / 26 July 2016, 09:24Tweet
The Next Hull City Manager Market has been a close and competitive affair since Steve Bruce walked away from his post on Friday, with a whole cluster of gaffers in the mix for the only vacancy in the top-4 tiers of English football.
On Monday Roberto Martinez emerged as the fresh favourite in the betting, and today (Tuesday) the Spaniard can be found as short as 11/10 (Sky Bet) to return to the dugout with the Tigers.
According to The Guardian Hull have whipped up a five man shortlist - topped by Martinez - which is thought to include caretaker manager Mike Phelan and the former Man Utd assistant Ryan Giggs, although the ex-England boss Steve McClaren is not thought to be in the frame.
The newly promoted club have less than three weeks to go until they venture into the new season, and they are eager to have a new manager in place before they depart for a training camp in Austria next week.
Frontrunner Martinez has been out-of-work since losing his job at Everton back in May. The 43-year-old has since been in talks with Belgian outfit Anderlecht, however the two parties failed to agree terms. But, now the former Wigan and Swansea boss could be on the verge of leading the Tigers next term...