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Nigel Adkins: Hull City appoint former Southampton and Reading boss

Nigel Adkins becomes Hull City’s fourth manager in 17 months

Hull have appointed former Southampton and Reading boss Nigel Adkins as their new head coach on an 18-month contract.

The 52-year-old replaces Russian Leonid Slutsky, who left on Sunday with the club 20th in the Championship.

Adkins, who has been out of work since being sacked by Sheffield United in May 2016, guided the Saints to promotion to the Premier League in 2012.

He will oversee training on Thursday and his first match in charge will come at home to Brentford on Saturday.

“Where we are in the table is something that we need to address and I’m really looking forward to working with the players, getting to know the staff and engaging with our supporters,” Adkins told the club website.