Hull in search of new manager

Hull have begun the process of appointing a new head coach and are currently interviewing candidates for the role.

The Tigers are searching for a replacement for former manager Steve Bruce, who left the club by mutual consent last weekend.

The 55-year-old, who was interviewed for the England job earlier this month, guided Hull back to the Premier League last season but has since stepped down reportedly over concerns of a lack of investment at the KCOM Stadium.

Hull are keen to replace Bruce with a head coach, rather than a manager, and have drawn up a five-man shortlist for the job.

Sources understand the interview process is already under way and that the club expect it to be completed by Monday, with the hope of making an appointment by the end of next week.

Former Everton boss Roberto Martinez is thought to be one of the five candidates, while caretaker manager Mike Phelan has also expressed a desire to take over the role on a permanent basis.

Phelan's former colleague at Manchester United, Ryan Giggs, has also been linked with the job after leaving Old Trafford in search of a managerial role earlier this summer.