Nigel Adkins: Hull City appoint former Southampton and Reading boss

Ruben Hill
December 7, 2017

Hull City have announced Nigel Adkins as their new head coach, with the former Southampton and Scunthorpe boss replacing Leonid Slutsky at the KCOM Stadium on an 18-month contract.

Slutsky left the Championship club by mutual consent on Monday, just six months after replacing Marco Silva at the KCOM Stadium.

Adkins may not be Hull's supporters' preferred option, however the 52-year-old has plenty of experience when it comes to winning promotion and he could use these past experiences in order to salvage the Tigers.

Former Southampton and Reading boss Adkins, who has been without a managerial role since being sacked by Sheffield United in 2016, has been handed an 18-month contract at the KCOM Stadium. The 52-year-old took charge at Southampton in 2010 and led them to back-to-back promotions as he guided them up to the Championship in 2011 and the Premier League in 2012 but was sacked half-way through the subsequent season.

Adkins has twice guided Scunthorpe to promotion from League One and steered Saints to the Premier League in 2012 but was dismissed halfway through the following season.

Adkins, who is joined by assistant Andy Crosby, will oversee training on Friday morning and will be in the dugout for Saturday's championship clash at home to Brentford.

Adkins has been out of work since being sacked by Sheffield United in May 2016 after just one season in charge.

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