Nigel Adkins replaces Leonid Slutsky as Hull City manager

Nigel Adkins replaces Leonid Slutsky
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Slutsky left the Championship club by mutual consent on Monday, just six months after replacing Marco Silva at the KCOM Stadium.

Hull City have confirmed the appointment of Nigel Adkins as their new head coach following the departure of former boss Leonid Slutsky earlier this week.

The club made the announcement via its official website on Thursday morning in a brief statement detailing Adkins' arrival.

The Russian is replaced by Adkins, who takes on a full-time managerial role for the first time since being sacked by Sheffield United, then in League One, in May of past year.

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Adkins, who is joined by assistant Andy Crosby, will oversee training on Friday morning and will be in the dugout for Saturday's championship clash at home to Brentford.

The Tigers won only four league games under the Russian and now face the prospect of successive relegations, with the club just three points above the drop zone.

Hull have a testing run of fixtures coming up, which will test Adkins and his coaching staff, with the Tigers in desperate need of results. 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.

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