Hull City have held talks with Nigel Adkins over a new deal.

The 54-year-old is currently out of contract at the end of the season but the Tigers are keen to tie him down on a longer one, according to the Yorkshire Post.

Adkins moved to the KCOM Stadium in December 2017 when he replaced Leonid Slutsky at the helm. He steered Hull away from relegation danger last season in the Championship and his side finished 18th in the end.

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It was a difficult summer for Adkins at the end of the last campaign as many key first-team players like Abel Hernandez and Seb Larsson left the club and the budget for incoming transfers was low. Hull made a poor start to this season and looked like potential relegation material.

However, Adkins managed to steady the ship and Hull found some form to lift themselves up the league. Despite previously having a shout for the Play-offs, the Tigers are now 12th but reaching the top six looks a tall order now.

Adkins has done an impressive job this season and many Hull fans believe he deserves a new contract. It will be an even harder job for him this summer and in the next campaign with budgets set to be slashed again.

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Prior to his move to East Yorkshire, Adkins managed Bangor City, Scunthorpe United, Southampton, Reading and Sheffield United. He seems to have found a home at the KCOM Stadium and is doing well under difficult circumstances.


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