Nigel Adkins has taken over as Hull's...

Nigel Adkins has taken over as Hull's new manager

Hull have appointed Nigel Adkins as their permanent new head coach on an 18-month deal, the club have confirmed. Former Scunthorpe, Southampton, Reading and Sheffield United boss Adkins, 52, becomes the Tigers' fifth manager in less than 17 months and replaces Leonid Slutsky, who departed by mutual consent on Sunday.

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