Hull City Appoint Nigel Adkins As New Manager

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SHREWSBURY, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Nigel Adkins the head coach / manager of Sheffield United before the Sky Bet League One match between Shrewsbury Town and Sheffield United at New Meadow on April 19, 2016 in Shrewsbury, England. (Photo by James Baylis - AMA/Getty Images)
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Hull City have appointed Nigel Adkins as the club’s new manager. The 52 year-old has signed an 18-month contract with the Yorkshire club.

Hull City Appoint Nigel Adkins As New Manager

Following the departure of Leonid Slutsky, who left by mutual consent on Sunday, the Tigers have officially appointed Nigel Adkins as manager. The former Southampton boss shall assume his role in the KCOM hot-seat this Saturday.

The Right Appointment

Since relegation to the Championship, it has been a dire time for Hull City. Currently sat in 20th, the Tigers have endured a miserable return to the second-tier. However, the experience of Nigel Adkins could turn their fortunes around.

Possessing a ton of experience in the EFL, Nigel Adkins has respectable resume as a manager. Guiding Southampton to the Premier League in the 2011/12 season, there is no reason why Adkins cannot guide City to safety as well.

Nigel Adkins is now the fourth manager Hull have hired since 2016. Now would be the time to instil stability at the club, as they face a possible relegation scrap under Adkins.

Experience Could Pay Dividends

Once again, considering Nigel Adkins’ experience as a manager, ensuring Hull City avoid the drop should essentially be an achievable task. However, the element of surprise plagues the EFL.

Boasting two previous tenures as a manager in the Championship, Adkins is no stranger to the entity of the second-tier. Thus, with this in mind, surely Adkins can get more out of the side in terms of performances and results.

What Now For Hull City?

As Nigel Adkins takes the hot-seat, the remainder of the season shall be unclear one for Hull. As the play-offs is now an almost impossibility, City will look to consolidate their position in the second-tier.

But subject to their form over what is now a crucial festive period, the Tigers shall be hoping to galvanise some form, as they should aim to pull themselves away from the drop-zone.


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