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McCann is weighing up the chance to take Hull job

Grant McCann
Grant McCann

By Graham Luney

Former Northern Ireland international Grant McCann could be about to leave Doncaster Rovers to take charge of Hull City.

The Belfast man, who won 39 international caps, is understood to be considering his options after an approach from the Tigers.

Nigel Adkins left his position as City boss last week after failing to agree a new deal.

The Doncaster board has received a formal approach from the Championship side requesting talks with McCann.

City owners Assem and Ehab Allam have made the 39-year-old their No.1 target and are hopeful of landing their man before the start of pre-season on Monday. McCann led Rovers to a sixth-placed finish in League One last season before they were beaten by Charlton in the play-off semi-finals.

Meanwhile, in the Danske Bank Premiership, Coleraine are close to ending their search for a new manager.

Rodney McAree left the club at the end of the season and chairman Colin McKendry said last night: "We will make an announcement soon."

Former Northern Ireland international Steve Lomas has been linked with the post, though an internal appointment was not ruled out by McKendry.

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