Report: Simon Grayson a strong contender for Hull City job, five weeks since Sunderland exit

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Hull City and Burnley at KCOM Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Hull, England.

Grayson was sacked with Sunderland 22nd in the Championship.

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Derby County at Stadium of Light on August 4, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

Former Sunderland manager Simon Grayson is a strong contender for the Hull City job, according to the Hull Daily Mail.

Hull sacked Leonid Slutsky late on Sunday, following Saturday's 2-2 draw at Sheffield Wednesday, which extended the Tigers' winless run to seven matches.

Leonid Slutsky manager of Hull City looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Hull City at iPro Stadium on September 8, 2017 in Derby, England.

The Daily Mirror reported last month that former Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins and ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Paul Lambert were both in the frame should Slutsky depart, and the pair are again listed in the Hull Daily Mail's report.

However, it is possible they could face competition from Grayson, who was sacked by Sunderland at the end of October.

Ripon-born Grayson, who led former clubs Blackpool, Leeds United, Huddersfield Town and Preston North End to promotion from League One, was unable to arrest Sunderland's post-Premier League slide and left them 22nd in the Championship.

And with Hull only two places higher than that themselves, the 47-year-old could encounter similar problems at the KCOM Stadium.

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