Macclesfield Town boss Sol Campbell has emerged as a potential candidate for the vacant Hull City job.

The former England international is now the current third favourite for the position, having seen his odds fall from 22/1 to 6/1 on SkyBet.

The Tigers are in the hunt for a replacement for Nigel Adkins, who turned down an offer of a new deal to stay at the KCOM Stadium.

Their owners are interviewing candidates this week as they look to get a new boss in for the start of pre-season.

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Former Portsmouth, Blackpool and Oxford United manager Michael Appleton remains the bookies favourite for the job. He is looking to get back into management after recent coaching spells at Leicester City and West Brom.

Lincoln City’s Danny Cowley also remains in the running although it is unlikely that he will leave Sincil Bank this summer. Darren Moore, Steve McClaren, Liam Rosenior and Simon Grayson have all also been mentioned.

The new name of Sol Campbell being linked will raise eyebrows. He took his first managerial role with League Two side Macclesfield at the end of November when they were rock-bottom of the Football League and five points adrift.

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However, the ex-Arsenal defender oversaw the Silkmen win 10 games and draw seven out of 25 to stay up in the fourth tier. He still has a year left on his contract at the Moss Rose.

As the search for Adkins’ successor continues, the Tigers will have to wait to see if they can sign ex-Bolton Wanderers midfielder Josh Vela, as reported by The72 earlier today.

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