Hull City's manager search what we know so far - Tim Walter talks and Tan Kesler's verdict

Former Hamburg coach Tim Walter -Credit:City-Press via Getty Images Bildagentur
Former Hamburg coach Tim Walter -Credit:City-Press via Getty Images Bildagentur

Hull City have been without a manager since Liam Rosenior lost his job last Tuesday and remain in talks with German Tim Walter.

Walter has been out of work since leaving Hamburg in February and is thought to be keen on making the move to England and manage on British shores, with City investing an awful lot of time in the past week to hold discussions with the 48-year-old about taking the East Yorkshire outfit forward.

Should Walter pen a contract at the MKM Stadium, he would become the fourth German boss in the Championship joining Danny Rohl, Daniel Farke and David Wagner, though one of Farke or Wagner could be managing in the Premier League next term.

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Here, Hull Live takes a look at where we find ourselves a week on from Rosenior's exit...

How did we get here?

After 18 months in charge, Liam Rosenior was sacked last Tuesday after overseeing his 78th and final game as head coach of City at Plymouth Argyle on the final day of the Championship season. City missed out on the play-offs by three points but still managed their best season since promotion from League One.

Since Rosenior's exit, the Tigers' board have been busy having discussions with managers interested in taking over at the MKM Stadium and building on the good work the 39-year-old did during his spell.

Where are we at?

City continued discussions with Tim Walter over the weekend and are positive about concluding a deal to appoint the 48-year-old German head coach. Sources have told Hull Live that while contracts have not yet been signed, the club remain hopeful of wrapping things up in the near future.

While time is on their side in the sense the season hasn't officially finished yet, the club are keen to get it tied up as quickly as possible in order to give the new man as much time as possible to get settled in before the players report back for pre-season training in the summer.

Is anybody else in the frame?

Vice-chairman Tan Kesler told us as many as 50 applications had been made following Rosenior's exit from across Europe and beyond. City have spoken to a few possible managers but Tim Walter has been the leading candidate since the start.

What have the club said?

Acun Ilicali spoke extensively in the immediate aftermath of Rosenior's departure last week suggesting one of the key reasons he made the change was to do with the style of football, especially at home. Tan Kesler gave an exclusive interview with Hull Live about Walter and while at the same time, giving a little more insight into why Rosenior was moved on.

"He's dominant, he fits into the way we play but it's more edgy and fits more on the offensive end of it from where we (have) played. It's improvement and progress for us," Kesler said. "He's a great personality, he's a leader. He has experience, not in the Championship, but in the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga (the German second division) and he comes from a Bayern (Munich) background. He's a good candidate.

"I think he will create that variety that we're looking for in our game. The chairman wants entertaining football, he wants fans to enjoy it, and he wants to see fans coming back and feel the excitement and enjoyment in the MKM Stadium which we need as well."

And the bookmakers?

Judging by what they're saying, it's an open and shut case - according to BonusCodeBets

Tim Walter 2/9

Paul Heckingbottom 6/1

Will Still 9/1

Danny Röhl 10/1

Steve Cooper 12/1

Erol Bulut 16/1