Nigel Adkins: Hull City appoint former Southampton and Reading boss

Annette Crawford
December 7, 2017

Hull City, the Championship club where Super Eagles full-back Ola Aina plays on loan from Chelsea, have appointed a new head coach to replace the sacked Leonid Slutsky.

The Tigers dispensed with the Russian's services on Sunday night and have quickly snaffled up the ex-Reading and Southampton boss on an 18-month deal.

Adkins will provide a steady pair of hands due to his extensive knowledge of the Championship, and becomes Hull's fifth permanent boss in the past 18 months after Steve Bruce, Mike Phelan, Marco Silva and Slutsky.

The 52-year-old has agreed a contract with Hull until the end of next season and takes assistant Andy Crosby with him.

Hull confirmed the appointment of Adkins in a statement on Thursday, which read: "The Tigers are pleased to announce Nigel Adkins as the Club's new Head Coach".

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.

The duo will take first-team training this morning, as they prepare Hull for Saturday's clash with Brentford at the KCOM Stadium.

Adkins began his managerial career at Welsh club Bangor City before moving to Scunthorpe United in 2006, where he twice guided the club to promotion from League One to the Championship during his four years at Glanford Park.

The club got demoted from the Premier League last season.

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