Hull City are having to move ahead with two parallel transfer strategies this January amid takeover uncertainty, according to the Yorkshire Post.
Grant McCann remains unsure of his future with the club as Acun Iliaci’s takeover of the club continues to hang over the club.
The Tigers have had to adopt a parallel strategy this transfer window in the event that the takeover does and does not happen in time.
Asked about the club’s strategy last week, McCann replied that he was none the wiser for what the future holds for the club.
“Honestly, I’ve no idea,” he admitted via the Yorkshire Post.
When asked about whether the club was closing in on any new additions, he responded: “We’re getting there. We’re working very hard behind the scenes.”
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Iliaci’s time of exclusivity on the deal has been in place since October and yet the deal has yet to be fully finalised.
The Turkish businessman attended his first Hull City game on Saturday as he saw his prospective new club knocked out of the FA Cup by Premier League side Everton.
Also spotted in attendance was former Sunderland CEO Jim Rodwell, who is expected to take on a significant role within the club once the ownership bid is completed.
Hull City are currently 19th in the Championship table. McCann’s side have lost their last two league games and are only four points clear of the relegation zone.
Their next league game comes against Stoke City, who are eighth in the table. The two sides will face each other on January 16.
This must be very frustrating for McCann. He doesn’t even know if he will be Hull City manager by the end of the month, let alone if he will be able to make any signings this January.
This uncertainty is also extremely unhelpful while trying to battle against relegation, especially in a league as intense as the Championship.
However, the club is better off running twin strategies. It is better to be safe than sorry, so planning for every eventuality covers all bases and should help to avoid any disasters.