KENNY Black and the coaching staff will take training today as City plot their next move after Stuart McCall.

The Telegraph & Argus understands chairman Edin Rahic spoke with McCall's former assistant Black and the other members of his team yesterday afternoon following the manager's exit.

No decisions are thought to have been made yet regarding who will be in charge for Saturday's home game against League One's bottom side Bury.

But Black and McCall's former staff have been told to carry on as normal with preparing the squad as they look to stop the rot from a six-game losing streak that cost the manager his job.

There has already been plenty of interest in the post since McCall was informed by Rahic that his second spell in charge was at an end after 20 months.

Not surprisingly, the early bookmaker odds for a replacement include a few German candidates.

Hannes Wolf, sacked nine days ago by Stuttgart, was installed as favourite within hours of McCall's departure.

But the 36-year-old is not in the club's thinking and sources in Germany have suggested Wolf – who previously coached the Borussia Dortmund under-19s for Jurgen Klopp – would not be willing to drop to the third tier anyway.

Andreas Hinkel, currently in charge of Stuttgart's second team, is another to have been thrown in the hat. But he is waiting to take his UEFA pro licence coaching badge in the summer.

Simon Grayson, Uwe Rosler and City's head of recruitment Greg Abbott are also among the front-runners being drawn up.

Yet it is unclear at this stage the timeframe that Rahic and Stefan Rupp will be working to before making their next appointment.

McCall is not sure whether the German model that City's owners are trying to instil at Valley Parade can work in the long term.

"Having the philosophy of bringing young talent to the club, improving and selling them on is all well and good if you're at a club without high expectations and ambitions," said McCall.

"When I first came into the club, who were on the back of five years of progression and getting to a play-off, I explained this to the owners.

"I told Edin there's another way of making money – and that would be to try and get promotion.

"The owners have spent money on players, even if the budget's come down.

"But I said after the disappointment of Wembley whether we could take a leaf out of Millwall's book. They only lost one player after losing the final the previous year and then went back and won.

"Could we try to keep the nucleus of the squad? Obviously, we couldn't and lost five experienced key players.

"Last summer, we brought in young potential. Having said that, up to January, when we got hit by a few injuries and a dip in form, we could be more than happy with what we achieved."

The players were gutted to find out that McCall had been sacked.

Several took to social media to voice their shock and keeper Colin Doyle tweeted: "(He was a) great manager and fantastic man – was a pleasure working for him."

Whoever is in the dugout this weekend is likely to be boosted by the return of Nicky Law, Paul Taylor and Alex Gilliead.

McCall said: "It's a difficult time. I've been through it as a manager, player and coach and it's never easy.

"I was hoping I would have got Saturday's game but I understand why it's happened.

"The club need a win and I genuinely believe there's a very good chance with the squad that's now going to be available.

"The wheels are ready to go back on with the players that are coming back in."