Hull City have announced via their official website the appointment of Nigel Adkins as the club’s head-coach, with the 52-year-old replacing Leonid Slutsky at the KCOM Stadium.
Slutsky and Hull parted company on Sunday evening, after the Russian made a difficult start to life in the Sky Bet Championship, guiding the Tigers to just four victories from their opening 20 fixtures of the season.
Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Sheffield Wednesday left Hull in 20th, just three points above the relegation zone, forcing the club to make a change in the dugout, with Adkins now arriving on an 18-month contract.
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The 52-year-old has a wealth of experience managing in the English game, and guided Southampton to the Premier League in 2012.
Adkins has also overseen promotion campaigns with Scunthorpe United (2007 and 2009), as well as spells at Reading and Sheffield United.
Andy Crosby has also arrived at the KCOM Stadium on an 18-month deal, and will assist Adkins during his tenure at Hull.
The duo will take first-team training this morning, as they prepare Hull for Saturday’s clash with Brentford at the KCOM Stadium.
Following Saturday’s clash with Brentford, Adkins will face testing trips to Cardiff City and Leeds United.
Hull have moved quickly to replace Slutsky, and for the club’s supporters that is the most important thing.
Whether Adkins can turn things around at the KCOM Stadium remains to be seen, but the 52-year-old undoubtedly has more experience in the English game than his predecessor.
Hull have a testing run of fixtures coming up, which will test Adkins and his coaching staff, with the Tigers in desperate need of results.
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