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39-year-old in Hull City’s sights as managerial hunt continues

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Hull City’s search for a manager continues as they set their sights on Doncaster boss Grant McCann, according to The Yorkshire Post.

Nigel Adkins suddenly quit as boss earlier this month after refusing a new contract, and since Hull have been linked with Rotherham’s Paul Warne and former Leeds and Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom.

The Yorkshire theme continues with McCann identified as a possible successor. The 39-year-old is relatively inexperienced in the hot-seat, having managed joined Rovers just last summer following a two-year spell at Peterborough.

Despite that, he appears to be improving as manager. He took Doncaster into the League One play-off places with a sixth placed finish and was so close to reaching the final – after their clash with Charlton ultimately ended with a penalty shoot-out defeat.

His record is very impressive in South Yorkshire. A win percentage 45.8% is very impressive for only his third full season, and the fact he almost reached Wembley despite competing with the likes of Portsmouth and Sunderland throughout the season is testament to his ability.

The Verdict

On the surface this is a bit of a surprising link, but McCann has showed he is a young up and coming manager who could go on to have a brilliant career in the dugout. He is a similar candidate to the others linked. He is young, inexperienced and likely a cheaper option that Adkins.

Crucially, he has a point to prove and will be determined to manager at the highest possible level. He got Doncaster playing some great stuff at times last season and really got the best of John Marquis. He could do the same again and if he could lure his main man then Hull can begin to get excited about the new season.


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