Can newly promoted Hull City fight off relegation?
After winning the Play-Off final at Wembley by defeating Sheffield Wednesday 1-0, Hull City have already been tipped as one of the favourites for relegation.
With the start of the season getting ever closer, they find themselves without a manager and yet to make a single signing. The club have also opened talks with an interested party about a possible takeover but, they have put talks on hold until September to ensure some stability during the transfer window.
Hull will be hoping to keep hold of their key players. Abel Hernandez chipped in with 22 goals in all competitions last year and he was voted the club's player of the year. After an unsuccessful first spell in the Premier League with only four goals, Hernandez has much to prove to his doubters who don’t believe that he can cut it against the world’s best.
Their first job to do will be to appoint a new manager before their opening game of the season against the Premier League champions, Leicester City. They are rumoured to be in talks with Roberto Martinez and you can get odds at 6/4 that he will be their next manager.
The second job will be to win that opening game against Leicester City. You can get odds at 12/5 that they will start the season with a victory.
Finally, they will want to remain in the Premier League . With a squad which currently has 13 fit players, this will an extremely difficult task for the new manager and you can get odds at 6/5 that they will stay up.
If, you still think Hull don’t have much of a chance next season, you can get odds at 9/4 that they will finish the season bottom.