By Will Butcher

Former Newcastle and England manager Steve McClaren is one of six names on Hull City’s managerial shortlist, according to a report.

The 55-year-old, who is hopeful he’ll be the man to take the vacant Hull hot-seat, was most recently in charge of the Magpies during a dismal spell that saw him leave them in 19th place with just six wins in 28 league games.

HITC Sport now claim that McClaren, who has experience in Holland and Germany, is interested in a return to the Premier League with The Tigers.

Hull are without a manager after Steve Bruce decided to leave, after becoming increasingly frustrated with the lack of transfer activity and money available for him to spend.

Bruce has ended his four-year stay at the KCOM Stadium, and HITC Sport claim that there are five other managers in contention to take over as Mike Phelan remains assistant manager for the time being.

McClaren spent almost half of his playing career with Hull, making 178 appearances for the Yorkshire side.

The former Manchester United assistant manager has three Premier League winners medals from his time at Old Trafford, and as manager took FC Twente to a surprise Eredivisie title in 2009-10.

McClaren also won the 2003-04 League Cup with Middlesbrough, during his five year spell at The Riverside.

Former Everton manager Roberto Martinez has also been linked with the vacant role at Hull, while Phelan himself is said to have a chance.

In other Newcastle news, Rafa Benitez has given an update on his future transfer activity.