The club's 'management consultant', Iain Dowie, has admitted concerns over his future despite a promising start to his nine-game tenure, and the future of Phil Brown, the manager who is on gardening leave, is yet to be resolved.
En vogue: Hull are pondering a move for Paulo Sousa
Sousa, 39, has turned Swansea into promotion contenders but has clashed with chairman Huw Jenkins, believing a play-off place would have been assured by now if he had been allowed to bring in players to bolster his injury-hit squad.
Sousa was considered by former club Sporting Lisbon last week but he has made it clear he wants to manage in the Premier League.
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