- Championship side Hull City appoint Nigel Adkins as their new manager
- Adkins has agreed an 18-month contract at the KCOM Stadium
- He replaced Russian boss Leonid Slutsky, who was sacked last week
- His first match in charge will be at home to Brentford this Saturday
Hull City have appointed Nigel Adkins as their new manager, replacing Leonid Slutsky.
Adkins, 52, has signed an 18-month contract at the KCOM Stadium as the Tigers aim to drag themselves away from a relegation fight in the Championship.
Slutsky was sacked last week after a run of seven matches without a win had seen them slide down the standings.
Hull have appointed Nigel Adkins as their new manager, succeeding Leonid Slutsky
Hull sacked Leonid Slutsky (left) who was at Old Trafford to watch CSKA Moscow on Tuesday
The Tigers have slipped to 20th in the Championship table after a run of seven without a win
Adkins’ first six games
All Championship fixtures
Saturday Brentford (H)
December 16 Cardiff City (A)
December 23 Leeds United (A)
December 26 Derby County (H)
December 30 Fulham (H)
January 1 Bolton Wanderers (A)
Adkins, who will be joined at Hull by his assistant Andy Crosby, last managed at Sheffield United during the 2015-2016 season.
Earlier in his career, Adkins twice guided Scunthorpe United out of League One and took Southampton from League One into the Premier League with back-to-back promotions in 2011 and 2012.
Adkins will take charge of his first training session on Thursday morning and his first game in charge will be this Saturday’s visit of Brentford.