Three former players Paul Lambert could bring to Hull City if appointed

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert

The recently departed Wolverhampton Wanderers manager is leading the race to become Hull City's next boss.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul LambertFormer Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert

Just a day after leaving Wolverhampton Wanderers, Paul Lambert is favourite for the Hull City job.

The Tigers parted company with Marco Silva, now Watford's manager, in the aftermath of their relegation to the Championship, and several members of the Yorkshire side's playing staff are also expected to depart - if they haven't already.

So who could Lambert sign to fill the gaps? Here are three likely targets, from Newcastle United, Norwich City and Derby County:

Grant Hanley [Newcastle United]

Newcastle United's Grant Hanley in action with Oxford United's Rob Hall

Andrea Ranocchia has already returned to Inter Milan, while Harry Maguire - a reported Newcastle target, as it happens - is seemingly destined to be a Premier League player again next term. That could leave Hull with a sizeable void to fill and bringing in Newcastle's Hanley - who Lambert is said to have earmarked as a potential Wolves signing - would certainly soften the blow.

Jonny Howson [Norwich City]

Norwich's Jonny Howson scores their first goal

With Alfred N'Diaye back at Villarreal and Ryan Mason unsure when he'll play again, a midfielder could be high on Hull's agenda this summer. And given that recent reports have suggested Norwich could be willing to sell Howson as part of their summer cost-cutting, it's plausible Lambert could return for the player he brought to Carrow Road five years ago.

Andreas Weimann [Derby County]

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Andreas Weimann celebrates scoring their second goal

Lambert managed the Austrian at Aston Villa before bringing him to Wolves on loan earlier this year - a deal that would have almost certainly been made permanent had the Scot remained at Molineux. There does not appear to be much future for Weimann at his parent club, and he could freshen up Hull's attack after Oumar Niasse returned to Everton.

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