Hull City, the Championship club where Super Eagles full-back Ola Aina plays on loan from Chelsea, have appointed a new head coach to replace the sacked Leonid Slutsky.
“The Tigers are pleased to announce Nigel Adkins as the Club’s new Head Coach,” the club announced on their official website on Thursday.
“Adkins, a Championship promotion-winner with Southampton in 2012, will be joined at the KCOM Stadium by his trusted assistant Andy Crosby on an 18-month contract.
“As well as his success with Southampton, where he took the south coast club from League One to the Premier League with back-to-back promotions, Adkins also guided Scunthorpe United to promotion in 2007 and 2009, and has spells in charge of Reading and Sheffield United on his CV.
“Adkins, 52, will oversee his first training session this morning and will take charge of the side for Saturday’s home game against Brentford.”
Hull City are currently 20th in the 24-team second-tier Championship with 19 points, three points off the drop zone. The club got demoted from the Premier League last season.