Hull City are reportedly in advanced talks with Nigel Adkins and could be appointed as their new boss within the next 24 hours, according to Sky Sports News.
Hull are on the lookout for a new manager after the sacking of Lenoid Slutsky. Slutsky was only appointed in the summer, but was relived of his duties after winning just four of his twenty league games in charge of the club, leaving them in 20th place in the Championship table.
Owners Assem and Ehab Allam have made it clear that they would like a manager with Championship experience, and believe Adkins is the perfect candidate. He has bundles of experience in management across the English leagues, taking charge of 447 games during his career.
His first club came in the form of Scunthorpe United, where he was originally the clubs physiotherapist. After taking charge in December 2006, he guided the Irons to the League One title and their first season back in the second tier for 40 years.
However, Scunthorpe were relegated back to League One after just one season. They did return back to the Championship the following season after a play off victory over Millwall.
In 2010, Adkins was appointed manager of Southampton with the club lingering at the bottom of League One. Two years later, he had guided the Saints to back-to-back promotions and was the first manager in the clubs history to achieve this feat.
Despite his extraordinary achievements at the club, he was sacked in January 2013 with the club in a relegation battle. He was appointed as Reading manager just two months later, but failed to keep the Royals in the Premier League.
In December 2014, Adkins was once again relieved of his duties with the club way off a desired promotion push. His most recent job came in League One at Sheffield United, but after a disappointing 11th place finish he was sacked after just one season.
Adkins’ first game in charge of Hull will be a home match against in form Brentford. The fans will be desperate for a change in fortunes after a disastrous first half of the season.