Gary Rowett in Hull frame


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Former Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett is the early frontrunner for the Hull City job after Mike Phelan was sacked as manager on Tuesday night.

Phelan was only handed the Hull job on a permanent basis in October but has been relieved of his duties less than three months into his tenure.

The Tigers have been on a dreadful run of form and nine matches without victory in the Premier League has left the club languishing at the bottom of the table.

Hull were 19th at the time the 54-year-old was sacked before Swansea City’s 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace on Tuesday night sent the Yorkshire outfit down a place.

The strugglers have already begun the search for a new manager and will make an appointment in due course.

Rowett, 42, who was linked with the Eagles job before the appointment of Sam Allardyce, is the early favourite for the vacant position at the KCOM Stadium.

Former Palace boss Alan Pardew, Swindon Town’s director of football Tim Sherwood and experienced manager Harry Redknapp, who was last in charge of Jordan, have also been linked.

The Tigers, who are 1.13 favourites to be relegated, are back in action on Saturday when they host Swansea in the FA Cup third round.

The home side are 2.50 favourites to win the match, the draw is priced at 3.30 while the visitors are a 2.75 chance.

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