Why the Premier League is too soon for Rowett

Birmingham’s manager Gary Rowett

With rumours linking ex-Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett to the Premier League vacancy at Hull City, it's time to look at why it would be too soon for him.

Upon being sacked by Birmingham City a few weeks ago, Gary Rowett entered a certain position of power. An unfair dismissal led to shock and awe from the footballing world, with many under fire teams in the Premier League and Championship looking into acquiring his services. However, right now is a time for reflection for Rowett and the 42-year-old shouldn't be rushing into another position right away.

General view of the KCOM StadiumGeneral view of the KCOM Stadium

The hot story at the moment is the link between Rowett and the vacant position at Hull City, as reported by sources such as the Birmingham Mail. Straight away the warning signs go up given the squad that would be at his disposal at the club, not to mention the questionable owners. It's not like he hasn't dealt with that before, but the Premier League is a whole different ball game.

Plus, Rowett's progression was going so nicely and against the grain it would be a shame to see him thrust into the spotlight. At Burton and Birmingham he was gradually learning on the job, progressively transforming these somewhat troubled sides into winners once again. He needs more time to make an impact in the Championship as opposed to attempting to steer the Tigers to an unlikely survival within just a few months.

Birmingham City Manager Gary Rowett ahead of the matchBirmingham City Manager Gary Rowett ahead of the match

With Alex Neil under pressure at Norwich it seemed logical for Rowett to wait for a job of that stature, where he would be guaranteed time to make an impact. Only he can decide the managerial itch is becoming too much and that a chance at Hull is too much to turn down. He's certainly talented enough to make it work, but the risk involved is there for everyone to see.

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