Hull City Identify Primary Managerial Candidate

Hull City have narrowed down their options for their vacant manager position and it now looks as if Tim Walter is their primary managerial candidate.

Having also been linked with Queens Park Rangers boss Marti Cifuentes and Sheffield Wednesday’s Danny Rohl, Walter has a slightly different cv and this would indeed be his first job in England if he was to take it.

It is believed that the Tigers have already been in contact with the German, who does have extensive experience in his homeland but would be stepping into the unknown if making the move to the Championship outfit. Nonetheless, he brings significant potential, especially with his style of play.

Walter, who was most recently with Bundesliga 2 side Hamburger SV until his sacking in February, enjoys playing on the offensive which would bode well looking at the current Hull squad.

That was ultimately the reasoning behind the surprise sacking of manager Liam Rosenior after the club failed to make the Championship play-offs. The Tigers would end up narrowly missing out, sat in seventh, but it was still perceived as a disappointing season.

Chairman and owner Acun Ilicali wants his club to be scoring more goals and looking at the team they had this season they potentially could’ve done better. A managerial change could be what the club needs, especially if they can get a forward-thinking coach like Walter in.

Speaking to The Yorkshire Post Ilicali outlined the reasoning for Rosenior’s departure, and what he expects from the next man in the dugout.

“There is a football style we want to see on the pitch and from Liam we didn’t see that. As Hull City owners we didn’t see it suiting our character for the future.

“I want offensive football, an attacking, entertaining team.”

Vice-chairman Tan Kesler would sing Walter’s praises to The Yorkshire Post, and it looks likely that the German will be the man to take the club forward.

“We always say we are looking for unique coaches with unpredictability, being able to take risks and create our own culture and identity. Tim is one of the names that is on the list of strong candidates.

“During his time with Hamburg, he changed the identity of how they played. He brought the fans back to the stadium and improved the attendance just by the way he played.

“He fits into the way we play but it’s more edgy and fits more on the offensive end of it.”

Writer’s View

Bringing in Walter would certainly be a punt through the fact that he has no experience in the EFL or English football as a matter of fact, but he has a high upside through his style of play.

If it’s attacking football that Hull want, then he could be their man. There’s also not the worry or added cost of having to buy out a contract due to the fact that the German is currently out of a a job.

He’s perhaps less known than that of the names of Cifuentes or Rohl, but could be incredibly successful at the club if taking charge. Recruitment will obviously be a hot topic but it seems as if the Tigers have their links. Next year will bring the same sort of ambition as a result, that once again being promotion to the top flight.


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