Hull City have identified Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley as a potential replacement for Nigel Adkins, according to the Hull Daily Mail.
Hull are looking for a new manager following Adkins’ decision to leave the club after 18 months in charge at the KCOM Stadium.
Adkins decided to reject his contract offer and will leave the club when his current contract expires at the end of this month.
The 54-year-old led Hull to survival in 2017-18, before guiding the club to a 13th-placed finish in the Championship last season, in his first full season as manager.
This latest report states that Cowley is high on Hull’s list of targets to replace Adkins, but the club would need to pay Lincoln £500,000 in compensation to get him.
Cowley has impressed after guiding the Imps to two promotions in three seasons from the National League to League One.
It’s a shame to see Adkins leave Hull City. He is an experienced manager and with him in charge, I’m sure Hull fans would have fancied their side’s chances of making the play-offs next season.
It wasn’t to be though, but Cowley is clearly a very good manager and could be a good replacement for Adkins.
I’m not sure whether Hull would be prepared to pay the £500,000 compensation fee in order to get him and he may feel that his story at Lincoln is not finished yet and want to stay anyway.
On the other hand, he may be up for the challenge and it would be interesting to see if he can handle the step up from League Two to the Championship.