Nigel Adkins is being heavily linked with a move to Hull City to replace Leonid Slutsky, according to the Hull Daily Mail.
Adkins’s long-term assistant Andy Crosby was spotted at Bristol City’s game last night and they are Hull’s opponents on Saturday. Adkins and Crosby were also present at Hull’s game against Ipswich Town on Saturday at the KCOM Stadium.
There are strong rumours that Hull’s manager Leonid Slutsky is set to be sacked after a poor start to the season. The Tigers are 20th in the table and have only won 4 in 18 matches.
It now seems that the club’s owners, the Allam family, have Nigel Adkins lined up to replace Slutsky. Adkins is believed to have a good relationship with Hull’s club secretary, of whom he worked at Scunthorpe United with.
Adkins, a former Physiotherapist, guided Scunthorpe to promotion to the Championship after winning the League One title in 2007 but they were relegated back to League One the following season. Nevertheless, Adkins led them to an immediate return via the Play-Offs in 2009 and he kept them in the Championship the following season.
He joined Southampton in 2010 and guided them to back-to-back promotions from League One to the Premier League. He was harshly sacked in January 2013 and moved to Reading the same season but could not prevent them from being relegated.
His last two managerial jobs at Reading and Sheffield United have been failures but Adkins is an experienced manager and could steady the ship at Hull. His work at Scunthorpe and Southampton was outstanding but his name has been tarnished by his last two tenures but he does deserve another chance.