Hull City confirm Nigel Adkins as their new manager

Adjust Comment Print

Adkins will take charge for Saturday's home game against Brentford. But the former CSKA Moscow and Russian Federation national team coach won only four of his 20 Sky Bet Championship matches in charge and left the Tigers in 20th place, three points above the bottom three.

However some Tigers supporters have already made their mind ready for potentially a season in the Sky Bet League One next term, with Hull City sitting in a precarious current situation.

Following yesterday's speculation about Hull City being in advanced talks with Nigel Adkins, earlier this morning his appointment was confirmed by the club.

Former Scunthorpe, Southampton, Reading and Sheffield United boss Adkins, 52, becomes the Tigers' fifth manager in less than 17 months and replaces Leonid Slutsky, who departed by mutual consent on Sunday. Hull said on their website.

Adkins could stop the club from a free fall, having previously helped multiple teams rise through the tiers, starting with Scunthorpe United, who climbed to the Championship in 2007 and again in 2009. The club have endured a tough time back in the Championship following their relegation from the top-flight, but while the Slutsky experiment failed, it's hoped that the permanently upbeat and positive Adkins can propel the club out of its rotten rut.