Ex-Newcastle United midfielder emerges as early favourite for Hull City job

Scott Parker, who played for Newcastle United from 2005 to 2007, has emerged as the early favourite for the vacant Hull City job in the Championship.

Former Newcastle United midfielder Scott Parker has emerged as one of the early favourites for the Hull City job.

The Tigers are in the hunt for a new manager after sacking Shota Arveladze.

Parker, 41, is available after being dismissed by AFC Bournemouth last month.

He is the 6/1 favourite for the Hull vacancy on BetVictor (as of 14:4, 30.09.22), and is followed by Sean Dyche (8/1), ex-Newcastle boss Chris Hughton (10/1), Tony Pulis (12/1), Rob Edwards (12/1) and Kieran McKenna (12/1).

What next for Parker?

Parker, who played at St James’ Park from 2005 to 2007, has a decision to make on where to go next.

The ex-West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur man has won promotion from the Championship twice with Fulham and Bournemouth.

Hull have an ambitious owner in Acun Ilicali and brought in 16 new signings over the summer in preparation for this campaign.

However, despite making a strong start, their form has slumped recently and they have lost their last four games in a row.

Parker would be an ideal appointment for the Yorkshire club based on his experience in the second tier now if they were able to lure him up north.

Their former defender Andy Dawson has been placed in interim charge until a permanent boss is found.