Former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is in the frame for the Hull City job.

The Sun says Bruce is ready to bounce back into management with Hull.

Bruce has been out of work since being dismissed as Sunderland boss last November.

But Tigers owner Assem Allam sees him as No 1 choice to replace the sacked Nick Barmby.

Bruce, 51, is set to return from holiday for talks after Barmby's appeal against his axing - for comments about the club's recruitment policy - was dismissed by Allam last night.