Steve Bruce resignation rumours gather steam as Hull's Tom Huddlestone takes to Twitter
Hull's preparations for life back in the Premier League appear to be in turmoil following reports manager Steve Bruce has resigned.
The Tigers have refused to comment on reports that Bruce, 55, has quit the club just three weeks before the start of the new season following a meeting with the club's owners, having failed to take training on Friday morning.
Bruce, interviewed on Monday for the England job, which has been handed to Sam Allardyce, is understood to have sought assurances from chairman Assem Allam over the club's future and player recruitment.
Midfielder Tom Huddlestone's comments on Twitter suggest Bruce has called time on his four-year tenure at the KC Stadium.
Never good to lose a manager especially one who has signed you and done so well for the club. Wish him all the best for the future— Tom Huddlestone (@Huddz8) July 22, 2016
"Never good to lose a manager especially one who has signed you and done so well for the club. Wish him all the best for the future," Huddlestone wrote on his Twitter account. The post was retweeted by team-mate Sam Clucas.
Bruce's son, City defender Alex, received farewell messages for his father from a host of well-wishers on his Twitter account and responded: "Thanks for all the nice messages I'll pass them on."
Former Sunderland, Wigan and Birmingham boss Bruce led Hull to promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs in May.
It was his second promotion to the top flight with the club, while he also led them to the FA Cup final for the first time in their history in 2014 when they lost to Arsenal.