HITC Sport understands Rotherham boss Paul Warne is a contender for Hull City manager’s job.

Rotherham United boss Paul Warne has emerged as a contender for the vacant manager’s job at Hull City, HITC Sport understands.

Hull are searching for a new manager following Nigel Adkins’ departure from the KCOM Stadium after 18 months in charge of the Championship club.

A host of names have been linked with the vacancy at Hull and highly-rated coach Warne is also thought to be under consideration.

Warne has impressed at Rotherham since taking over in January 2017, guiding the club to promotion to the Championship in his first full season in charge.

The 46-year-old is highly-regarded within coaching circles for the job he has done at Rotherham on a shoe-string budget.

Warne saw Rotherham narrowly miss out on securing survival in the Championship last season, but he still worked wonders with the smallest budget in the league.

Hull have been forced to work under tight financial restrictions in the last couple of season and they are looking for a manager who can work with a limited budget and Warne has achieved success working under similar constraints at the New York Stadium.

Rotherham would be reluctant to lose Warne as they look to mount a bid for promotion back to the Championship at the first time of asking, but they are aware of the growing interest in their boss.

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