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Hull City announce Nigel Adkins appointment

Hull announce Nigel Adkins appointment
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Hull City confirm the appointment of former Southampton and Reading manager Nigel Adkins as their new head coach.

Hull City have confirmed the appointment of former Southampton and Reading manager Nigel Adkins as their new head coach.

The 52-year-old joins the club four days after the departure of Leonid Slutsky following a run of just four wins from the Tigers' 20 Championship games this season.

During his time as Saints boss, Adkins led the side to back-to-back promotions from League One to the Premier League before being replaced by Mauricio Pochettino in January 2013.

At Scunthorpe United, Adkins earned two promotions from League One and most recently was in charge of Sheffield United, but was sacked by the club in May 2016.

Adkins, who has been joined by long-term assistant Andy Crosby, will coach his new side for the first time today and will be in the dugout at the KCOM this Saturday for the visit of Brentford.

Hull are currently 20th in the Championship, three points above the dropzone and without a league win since mid-October.

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2West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1273231171424
3Leeds UnitedLeeds126512291323
4Middlesbrough12642146822
5Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest124711713419
6Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds125431918119
7Brentford124622014618
8Derby CountyDerby125341513218
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11Swansea CitySwansea12453129317
12Wigan AthleticWigan125251416-217
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15Aston Villa123632020015
16Bolton WanderersBolton124351015-515
17Birmingham CityBirmingham122821312114
18Queens Park RangersQPR12426919-1014
19Rotherham UnitedRotherham12327919-1011
20Millwall122461319-610
21Reading122371520-59
22Preston North EndPreston122371824-69
23Ipswich TownIpswich121651118-79
24Hull City122281019-98

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