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Hull City eye manager from Yorkshire rivals in bid to replace Nigel Adkins

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Rotherham manager Paul Warne could depart for Yorkshire rivals Hull City, according to HITC.

Hull are in need of a new manager after Nigel Adkins rejected the offer of a new contract, meaning he will leave the club at the end of his contract, which expires at the end of the month.

Paul Warne has been in charge of The Millers for two years, and in that time has experienced promotion but also two relegations – both from the Championship.

Despite the relegations, Warne is well-respected within the game. He turned round a Rotherham side which won just x points all season in the 2016/17 Championship by getting them up from League One the following year.

Warne’s only experience in management has been with Rotherham, where he took over in November 2016.

Since then he has recorded a win percentage of just 30.8%, but his footballing philosophy has shone through, which has led to Hull’s interest.

The Tigers would be a step up in level and club size, but Warne has been with Rotherham in varying capacities for sixteen years, and clearly has an affinity with the club which could make persuading him to leave difficult.

The Verdict

This would be a very shrewd move by Hull. Adkins has worked wonders there on a tight budget but Warne is capable of delivering similar. He struggled with Rotherham in the Championship but his squad was not up to the division’s standard, and neither was his budget.

Warne makes sure his players work hard, he builds strong team spirit and creates a team which is greater than the sum of its parts. If he manages to do the same at Hull – and there is no reason why he shouldn’t – then Hull will be in capable hands for the foreseeable future.

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