Hull City have not made an approach to speak to Doncaster Rovers manager Grant McCann, despite Hull Live reporting him as a target yesterday.
The Tigers are without a boss after Nigel Adkins left at the end of his contract and are now looking to Doncaster’s McCann as a potential candidate, but the Sheffield Star reports that no approach has been made.
McCann guided Rovers to a play-off place in League One, beating off the attention of his former employer, Peterborough United. The 39-year old spent almost two years in charge at London Road, but left in February last year after they failed to mount a serious play-off challenge.
He quickly found fresh employment with Rovers and surprisingly took them to the top six in an impressive season. Boosted by the goals of John Marquis, as well as the input of loan player Mallik Wilks and Herbie Kane, they ran Charlton close in a thrilling semi-final match, eventually going out on penalties.
McCann spent the bulk of his playing career with Cheltenham, Scunthorpe and Peterborough, but has quickly established himself as an exciting up and coming young coach.
It’s nice to see a young manager from League One being considered for a bigger job. Hull City have the potential to mount a play-off challenge under the right manager.
McCann did a great job at Doncaster last season. They weren’t fancied at all, but they put together some impressive displays and often went toe to toe with some of the better clubs in the division. They were the only side to win at the Valley after Christmas, and the last side to beat Charlton at home before the festive period too.
Whether McCann can be prised away is another thing entirely. If he feels he’s backed at Doncaster, perhaps he would be best placed staying put and seeing if he can go one better this season. Sometimes, jumping ship is not the best thing.
That carefully built reputation can soon be lost with one wrong career decision.