Hull Next Manager Odds: Walter made clear favourite

Tim Walter has emerged as the clear favourite to replace Liam Rosenior as Hull manager after the latter was the first Championship casualty of the summer after finishing three points outside the play-offs.

The Tigers suffered a 1-0 defeat on the final day of the season to confirm their seventh-placed finish, with Rosenior nominated for the Championship manager of the season - a remarkable improvement from finishes of 19th and 15th in the past two seasons.

Former Reims manager Will Still was among the early frontrunners for the job and is being heavily linked with a Championship move this summer, but Paul Heckingbottom - formerly of Sheffield Untied - and former Hamburg manager Walter are the two favourites for the job.


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Next Hull Manager Odds

Here are the current favourites for the Hull manager’s job:

  • Tim Walter - 2/5
  • Paul Heckingbottom - 5/1
  • Will Still - 6/1
  • Danny Rohl - 12/1
  • Erol Bulut - 16/1

All odds correct from BetVictor as of May 15, 2pm

Leading Candidates to be the Next Hull Manager

Let’s take a look at some of the names towards the head of the betting market.

Tim Walter

Walter is the only real unknown in the list of potential contenders to replace Rosenior in the Hull dugout. The 48-year-old German is currently without a club having left Hamburg in February, but his career has taken in roles at Bayern Munich II, Holstein Kiel and VfB Stuttgart - though it is only with Hamburg that he has lasted longer than one season.

He has also never managed outside Germany, but despite missing out on promotion last season with Hamburg he is considered a candidate for Hull, particularly with German coaches very in vogue in the Championship.

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Paul Heckingbottom

Heckingbottom has been out of a job since he was sacked by Sheffield United earlier this season, but that shouldn’t be held against him as he was essentially punished for the brilliant job last season with the Blades.

Sheffield United had been struggling on their return to the Championship after a brief Premier League stay when Heckingbottom came in in 2021, but they finished fifth and then second under his stewardship, earning automatic promotion with a squad he was unable to keep hold of upon their return to the Premier League.

That they struggled so much having not been given a fair chance to prepare for this season is no slight on Heckingbottom, but it is worth noting that in previous jobs at Hibs and Leeds he struggled hugely, and he would find it hard to replicate the success he had at Brammall Lane.

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Will Still

Still is undoubtedly going to be a manager in demand this summer, with plenty of clubs keen to check out whether he is the real deal or not considering the impact he had when initially taking over at Reims.

Though he was initially brought in as a caretaker manager he was undefeated in his first five games, thus earning the full-time role. That run stretched into 18 matches before his first defeat and an 11th-placed finish, which they are on course to match this season.

He went viral after it emerged the club were having to pay a fine for each game he managed while he didn’t have the correct licences required of a Ligue 1 manager, but quickly showed he was more than qualified for the job on a full-time basis.

Joining a club who aspires to be in the play-offs and pushing for a Premier League return would appeal to him should he see his long-term future beyond the Championship. It maybe doesn’t feel a totally natural fit, but he is sure to be in the running.

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Danny Rohl

After taking over in October as the youngest man in the EFL with Sheffield Wednesday desperately struggling in the Championship, Rohl did a fantastic job to keep them afloat by the end of the season and has been nominated for manager of the month on two occasions.

He is only 35 and it is his first full managerial job, but with coaching stints at RB Leipzig, Southampton, Bayern Munich and with the German national team to his name, he is clearly an exciting young manager and a stay in Yorkshire could be tempting for Rohl, with Hull certain to have loftier ambitions and more money than Wednesday.

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