Bruce offered Tigers post
Hull City ready to hand manager's job to former Sunderland boss
Last Updated: June 6, 2012 4:29pm
Steve Bruce: Former Sunderland manager is understood to have been offered Hull City post
Sky Sports sources understand Hull City have offered Steve Bruce the opportunity to take over as their new manager.
The KC Stadium outfit have been looking for a fresh face in the dugout following their abrupt decision to dispense with the services of Nicky Barmby last month.
Bruce has been out of work since being sacked by Sunderland in November last year after two-and-a-half years at the Stadium of Light.
The former Sheffield United, Huddersfield, Wigan, Crystal Palace and Birmingham boss now looks set to return to the game with the Championship side.
The Tigers came close to forcing their way into the play-offs last season following Barmby's appointment in November, but eventually finished seven points adrift of the top six.
Ex-England international Barmby then saw his contract terminated after comments he made about the club's finances under chairman Assem Allam and his son and vice-chairman Ehab Allam.
Ehab was tasked with tracking down a new man to fill their hot-seat and admitted recently that they had whittled their shortlist down to just two names.
Hull have settled on their preferred option and will hope to confirm the 51-year-old Bruce's appointment in the coming days.