Sky Bet Championship side Hull City have appointed Nigel Adkins as their new head coach.

The Tigers had been managerless since Sunday when Russian Leonid Slutsky departed the club by ‘mutual consent’, however the struggling Championship side have appointed Nigel Adkins ahead of their home game against Brentford on Saturday.

Adkins has previous experience of winning promotion on his CV. Having earned back-to-back promotions with Southampton when he took the Saints from League One to the Premier League, he has also won promotion when managing at Scunthorpe United in 2007 and 2009.

Adkins has been without a managerial job since being sacked by Sheffield United in May 2016 after just one season at the helm, however a statement on the Hull City Club’s Website read:

“Adkins will oversee his first training session this morning and will take charge of the side for Saturday’s home game against Brentford.”

Since Steve Bruce’s four-year tenure at the KCOM Stadium came to an end in July 2016, the Tigers have had four people take the hot-seat. Mike Phelan took control on an initial caretaker basis before being given the job pemanently in October.

Three months later the 55-year-old was sacked following an income of just three points from nine games which left the Tigers in the relegation zone. Marco Silva was appointed until the end of the season but the former Sporting CP manager was unable to stop relegation back to the Championship, opting to leave for Watford in May.

Slutsky became the first Russian to manage an side in the English League system when he took over in June 2017, but his return of four wins from 20 Sky Bet Championship games led to the end of his tenure.


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