Adkins replaces Slutsky as manager of Irvine's Hull

Nigel Adkins during his time in charge of Sheffield United last year Source: Getty Images

Nigel Adkins has taken over as Hull City manager, signing an 18-month contract after the departure of Leonid Slutsky.

Slutsky left the KCOM Stadium by mutual consent with the Tigers - home to Socceroos midfielder Jackson Irvine - just three points clear of the relegation zone in the Championship after a run of seven matches without a win.

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 last year.

The 52-year-old has agreed a contract with Hull until the end of next season and takes assistant Andy Crosby with him.

Adkins will oversee his first training session on Thursday ahead of a home clash with Brentford on Sunday (AEDT).

Source: Omnisport

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