Monday saw the sacking of Leonid Slutsky at the KCOM. The Tigers sit 20th in the league and have 19 points from 20 games. With the Russian departing after roughly six months in charge, the question is who will be next to take the reigns at East Riding of Yorkshire club?
The early favourite for the job is ex-Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins. The 52-year-old last managed a club (The Blades) in 2016. This spell didn’t go too well for him as he was sacked at the end of the 2015-16 season following a 11th place finish in League One. Adkins biggest achievement as a manager would be guiding Southampton to promotion from the Championship, to the Premier League in the 2011-12 season.
Another name in the frame for the job is Manchester-born Gary Megson. The 58-year-old has just recently left West Brom following a short spell as caretaker manager after the club sacked Tony Pulis. Megson’s last full spell in charge of a club was from February 2011- February 2012, when he was at Sheffield Wednesday. Megson was sacked from the position with the club third in League One and him having the third highest win percentage of any Wednesday manager at that time. Megson’s biggest achievement as a manager is guiding West Brom to promotion to the Premier League in both the 2001-02 season & 2003-04 season.
Scotsman Paul Lambert is also linked to the job. The 48-year-old was last in chantge of Wolverhampton Wanderers from November of 2016 until May 2017, he took over the club that were 19th in the table and guided them to a 15th place finish. Lambert’s biggest achievement as a manager is gaining promotion to the Premier League with Norwich City in the 2010-11 season.
A few honourable names linked to the job are; Frank De Boer, Ryan Giggs, Martin O’Neill and ex-Hull manager Phil Brown.
The ‘biggest’ name linked to the job is ex-West Brom manager Tony Pulis. The biggest point to be made here is whether or not Pulis will drop down to the Championship. The 59-year-old’s biggest achievement as a manager is being named Premier League Manager of the season in 2013-14.
It’s hard to say who should be given the reigns at the KCOM. Whoever is chosen will have to first and foremost come in and solidify the defence. This seems to be the key issue at the moment and without this being sorted, I can’t see much movement in the table.
It’ll be interesting to see who does get the job and how much time they’ll have to turn things around when they are appointed.
Who do you think should be appointed at the KCOM? Let us know in the comments below!