Football By Joe Crilly

Shortlist Of Five For Hull: No Clear Favourite

Hull have confirmed that they have a five man shortlist to replace Steve Bruce and if the betting is to be believed, those five names are Mike Phelan (5/1), Roberto Martinez (5/1), Neil Warnock (6/1), Ryan Giggs (6/1) and Steve McClaren (6/1). However, William Hill’s betting is very congested and Steve Evans is a 7/1 shot and Roy Keane is 12/1.

“Hull apparently had a contingency in place in case Bruce left for England and they look set to press on this week with a number of names in the frame for the job,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Next permanent Hull manager: 5/1 Mike Phelan; 5/1 Roberto Martinez; 6/1 Neil Warnock; 6/1 Ryan Giggs; 6/1 Steve McClaren; 7/1 Steve Evans; 12/1 Roy Keane; 16/1 Frank de Boer; 20/1 Chris Hughton; 25/1 BAR