Phelan strong odds on to be named permanent Hull City boss

Hull City caretaker manager Mike Phelan

Hull City continued their great start to the Premier League season with a 2-0 victory over Swansea City on Saturday.

Hull City caretaker manager Mike PhelanHull City caretaker manager Mike Phelan

Popular bookmakers SkyBet have made Mike Phelan odds on 1/6 favourite to be named the permanent Hull City boss.

The Tigers' start to the 2016/17 Premier League campaign has taken many pundits and fans by surprise, and they have taken six points from their opening two games.

Hull were heavily tipped for relegation following former manager Steve Bruce's exit, and many so-called experts feared the worst for the Humberside outfit after it was announced that they had just 13 senior players available for selection for their opening game against the Foxes.

Republic of Ireland coach Martin O'Neill Martin O'Neill has been made second favourite for the Hull job

SkyBet have, somewhat surprisingly, made Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill second favourite at 4/1, with Wales boss Chris Coleman listed third favourite at 7/1.

Amazingly, Steve Bruce is listed at 10/1 to return to take the reigns at the KCOM Stadium.

Hull City caretaker manager Mike PhelanHull City caretaker manager Mike Phelan

Although Phelan is heavily experienced within the game, and highly regarded, he has never held the role of first-team manager, bar a spell at Norwich City as caretaker boss in 2015.

The Tigers face Manchester United next weekend at home looking to make it three wins out of three, and the way things have been going, who would bet against them doing just that.

Hull City caretaker manager Mike Phelan before the match Mike Phelan has worked wonders at Hull so far this season

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