Hull City are on the hunt for a new manager ahead of the 2019/2020 season, as they announced that Nigel Adkins would be leaving the club later this month.
Adkins has done an impressive job with the Tigers since he arrived in 2017, and he led them to a 13th placed finish in the Championship last season.
But the two parties failed to agree new terms, which has meant that the former Southampton and Reading boss has decided to leave the club upon the expiration of his contract.
Hull City supporters certainly won’t be pleased by the club’s decision to not come to an agreement with the 54-year-old ahead of next season.
It means that Hull will have to act swiftly to appoint a new manager that can be in place for their pre-season preparations.
We look at three managers the Tigers should be targeting as Adkins’ successor below….
Moore has been out of work since he was dismissed as West Brom’s boss earlier this year.
He might not have a considerable amount of experience in managing in the Championship, but he’s already shown that he can take teams into the top six, having previously managed it with the Baggies.
He’d surely be tempted to take up the vacancy at Hull, and will be one of the favourites to succeed Adkins.
Karanka can feel hard done by as his spell with Nottingham Forest came to and end early into 2019.
He didn’t do much wrong, and the Reds have hardly coped better without Karanka. He’s a manager with real quality, but it remains to be seen as to whether he would have the funds available to make new signings for Hull.
It would be a long-shot, but if the Tigers could agree terms with the Spaniard, then it would be a real coup.
The Lincoln boss is a man that is certainly in demand heading into next season.
His side won promotion to League One last season, and he’ll be keen to finish the project he started with the Imps.
But if a Championship club come calling for his services, then he could be tempted to fast-track himself up the managerial ladder in English football.