The Tigers dismissed Shota Arveladze after eight months at the helm just hours before their game against Luton last Friday and are on the hunt for a new manager. Martins looked set to take charge of the club and the former Olympiacos boss was seen alongside Ilicali watching Hull's win against Wigan on Wednesday, when the team broke their run of five consecutive defeats. However, Ilicali issued an update on Friday morning confirming Martins would not become the new manager, adding "we didn't feel we were able to meet his demands". Caretaker manager Andy Dawson will remain in the dugout to oversee the Tigers, who will face Huddersfield next on Sunday.
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Portugal lost Pedro Neto from its World Cup plans Friday when his club Wolverhampton said the 22-year-old winger needs ankle surgery. Wolves said Neto damaged ligaments in a Premier League game against West Ham last weekend. “Following further evaluation and a specialist opinion this week, it is planned for him to undergo surgery,” the club said. “This means that, unfortunately, he will not be fit for the upcoming World Cup.” Neto played in two World Cup qualifying
Cooper was reported to be facing the sack earlier this week after a run of five successive Premier League defeats following promotion last season, but he has now tied his future to the club for the next three years.