Next Hull manager tips: Rowett or Silva touted to take on Tigers
Jamie Clark | 5 January 2017
Next Hull manager tips
Hull City are looking for a new manager after axing Mike Phelan when they slipped to the bottom of the Premier League table, so Coral football experts give their tips on who could take over at the Tigers.
A glance at the betting in the wake of Phelan’s sacking suggests this looks to be a two-horse race, with Gary Rowett odds suddenly displaced as firm favourite by ex-Olympiakos boss Marco Silva.
Who else might suit the Humberside outfit? The new gaffer will need to reverse the slide of a nine-match winless streak in the league. Here’s our next Hull manager tips in more detail…
Gary Rowett odds appeal
Surprisingly sacked from St Andrew’s with Birmingham City just outside the Championship play-off places in seventh before Christmas, Rowett got his former club punching well above their weight on a shoestring budget.
A lower end Premier League club like the Tigers is the next logical step during a coaching career that’s been full of promise to date. Rowett took over at the Blues more than two years ago in similar circumstances both on and off the pitch, guiding them to safety.
Given a Premier League platform on which to showcase his firefighting skills, Hull looks the perfect fit of an underdog outfit for Rowett, who is out to an intriguing 11/4 to be their next boss.
Marco Silva a market mover
Portuguese coach Silva has emerged as the front-runner to take on the Tigers after leaving Greek titans Olympiakos in the summer. He’s won trophies in all three managerial roles he’s had to date, getting Estoril promoted in his homeland and win a domestic cup with Sporting Lisbon.
Like Rowett, he is clearly a talented young coach, but is lacking in any working knowledge of English football. Taking jobs abroad at a young age hasn’t fazed him, however, given his successful season with Olympiakos last term.
Silva is odds-on at 1/6 to be next Hull manager, though, and is already known for pulling off the coup capture of Esteban Cambiasso in Greece when he left Leicester City.
Alan Pardew bets for swift managerial return
There was no Christmas cheer for Pardew either, as Crystal Palace cut ties with this club legend before Boxing Day and installed Sam Allardyce at Selhurst Park in his stead.
A quick return to work could be on the cards if the Tigers appeal to Pardew. At 8/1 to be next Hull boss, he is some way behind Silva and Rowett in the betting, but has greater managerial and top-flight experience than either.
One last hurrah for Harry Redknapp?
Clubs on the coastline of England that need saving from relegation? Sounds a very familiar brief for Redknapp, who succeeded in saving Portsmouth but failed at rivals Southampton.
turning 70 in March, could we see a customary car door window interview one last time? Redknapp is also an 8/1 shot to be next Hull manager, and could make a canny short-term appointment until the end of the season.