Luton Town are said to be targeting former Hull City and Southampton boss Nigel Adkins as a potential replacement for Graeme Jones according to Yorkshire Live.
Adkins has been out of work since he decided not to renew his contract with Hull City, who had their fair share of off-the-field problems in his time with the club.
There was certainly an element of surprise when the Hatters announced that they had agreed to mutually terminate Graeme Jones’ contract earlier this month.
Luton are currently unbeaten in their last three matches in the Championship, and will be hoping they can finish this year’s campaign strongly.
The club’s supporters will be keen to have a new manager in the dugout for when fixtures return, as they currently occupy one of the relegations places in the second tier.
We take a look at THREE reasons why the Hatters are making a smart move in targeting Adkins as their potential new manager.
Adkins has experience of working at a high level.
Adkins has previously managed the likes of Southampton and Reading in the Premier League, and will be hoping he can get his managerial career back on track after a frustrating spell with Hull City.
He took Southampton into the Premier League as a manager, and will be keen to help Luton Town retain their Championship status for another season if he was appointed.
He could prove to be a shrewd appointment by the Hatters if they get him through the door at Kenilworth Road.
He’ll be keen to prove a point.
It would be incredibly harsh to judge Adkins for his time whilst working with Hull City, who have had ownership and discontent amongst some of the club’s supporters in recent seasons.
Adkins’ side finished 13th in the Championship that season, and the former Tigers boss will be keen to get back into football management and prove a point to his doubters.
If he can guide Luton Town to survival, then he certainly would have silenced his doubters.
He’d bring much-needed positivity to Luton Town.
Adkins is well-known for bringing positivity into a club that he manages. You only have to look on his social media page to see that, and he’s exactly the type of manager that Luton Town should be looking at appointing.
The Hatters are struggling at the wrong end of the second tier standings, and they need a manager that can come in and reinstall the belief into the current playing squad.