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Nigel Adkins named new Hull City manager - the fifth in less than 17 months

Hull have appointed Nigel Adkins as their permanent new head coach on an 18-month deal. 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. A statement on the club's official website said: "The Tigers are pleased to announce Nigel Adkins as the Club's new Head Coach." The statement continued: "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." Adkins has been out of work since being sacked by Sheffield United in May 2016 after just one season in charge. He had been tasked with steering the Blades to promotion from League One but they finished eight points off the play-offs and he was replaced by Chris Wilder. Adkins has twice guided Scunthorpe to promotion from League One and steered Saints to the Premier League in 2012 but was dismissed halfway through the following season. Slutsky, the first Russian to manage an English club, was appointed by Hull last summer following the club's relegation from the top flight. But the former CSKA Moscow and Russia national team coach won only four of his 20 Championship matches in charge and left the Tigers in 20th place, three points above the bottom three.

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Scunthorpe United's Simon Church receives a yellow card from referee Mark Heywood Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Scunthorpe United Manager Graham Alexander after the match Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Doncaster Rovers' Liam Mandeville (R) scores his sides third goal Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Doncaster Rovers' James Coppinger after the match Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Scunthorpe United's Simon Church clashes with Doncaster Rovers' Ben Whiteman Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Scunthorpe United's Simon Church (L) clashes with Doncaster Rovers' Ben Whiteman Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Doncaster Rovers fans celebrate Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Doncaster Rovers' Tommy Rowe (L) celebrates with team mates after he scores his sides second goal Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Scunthorpe United's Andrew Crofts (L) in action with Doncaster Rovers' Ben Whiteman Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Doncaster Rovers' John Marquis (L) in action with Scunthorpe United's Neal Bishop Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Scunthorpe United Manager Graham Alexander (L) speaks to First Team Coach Nick Daws Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Doncaster Rovers Manager Darren Ferguson Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Doncaster Rovers Manager Darren Ferguson Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Scunthorpe United Manager Graham Alexander Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Doncaster Rovers fans celebrate Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Doncaster Rovers' Tommy Rowe (R) celebrates with teammates after he scores his sides first goal Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Doncaster Rovers' Tommy Rowe (R) celebrates with team mates after he scores his sides first goal Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Doncaster Rovers' Tommy Rowe scores his sides first goal Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Doncaster Rovers' Matty Blair (L) in action with Scunthorpe United's Cameron Burgess Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Scunthorpe United Manager Graham Alexander Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Doncaster Rovers Manager Darren Ferguson Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 Scunthorpe United Manager Graham Alexander Action Images/Craig Brough

FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United

Soccer Football - FA Cup Second Round - Doncaster Rovers vs Scunthorpe United - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, Britain - December 3, 2017 General view of Doncaster Rovers' players warming up ahead of the match Action Images/Craig Brough

League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers

Soccer Football - League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers - Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, Britain - November 11, 2017 Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke Action Images/John Clifton

League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers

Soccer Football - League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers - Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, Britain - November 11, 2017 Scunthorpe United’s Neal Bishop scores their first goal Action Images/John Clifton

League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers

Soccer Football - League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers - Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, Britain - November 11, 2017 Bristol Rovers player look dejected after the Scunthorpe United’s first goal Action Images/John Clifton

League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers

Soccer Football - League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers - Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, Britain - November 11, 2017 Scunthorpe United’s manager Graham Alexander celebrates at the end of the game Action Images/John Clifton

League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers

Soccer Football - League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers - Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, Britain - November 11, 2017 Scunthorpe United’s Neal Bishop celebrates scoring their first goal Action Images/John Clifton

League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers

Soccer Football - League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers - Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, Britain - November 11, 2017 Scunthorpe United’s Neal Bishop celebrates scoring their first goal Action Images/John Clifton

League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers

Soccer Football - League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers - Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, Britain - November 11, 2017 Scunthorpe United’s Neal Bishop celebrates scoring their first goal Action Images/John Clifton

League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers

Soccer Football - League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers - Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, Britain - November 11, 2017 Scunthorpe United’s Neal Bishop celebrates scoring their first goal Action Images/John Clifton

League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers

Soccer Football - League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers - Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, Britain - November 11, 2017 Scunthorpe United’s Neal Bishop scores their first goal Action Images/John Clifton

League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers

Soccer Football - League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers - Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, Britain - November 11, 2017 Scunthorpe United’s Lee Novak has a shot blocked by Bristol Rovers’ Lee Brown Action Images/John Clifton

League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers

Soccer Football - League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers - Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, Britain - November 11, 2017 Bristol Rovers’ Tom Broadbent heads over his own keeper and sends the ball just wide of the goal Action Images/John Clifton

League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers

Soccer Football - League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers - Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, Britain - November 11, 2017 Scunthorpe United’s Tom Hopper shoots at goal Action Images/John Clifton

League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers

Soccer Football - League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers - Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, Britain - November 11, 2017 Scunthorpe United’s Hakeeb Adelakun in action with Bristol Rovers’ Stuart Sinclair Action Images/John Clifton

League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers

Soccer Football - League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers - Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, Britain - November 11, 2017 Scunthorpe United’s Jordan Clarke is fouled by Bristol Rovers’ Ellis Harrison Action Images/John Clifton

League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers

Soccer Football - League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers - Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, Britain - November 11, 2017 Scunthorpe United’s Hakeeb Adelakun in action with Bristol Rovers’ Ellis Harrison and Lee Brown Action Images/John Clifton

League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers

Soccer Football - League One - Scunthorpe United vs Bristol Rovers - Glanford Park, Scunthorpe, Britain - November 11, 2017 Scunthorpe United’s Hakeeb Adelakun in action with Bristol Rovers’ Ellis Harrison Action Images/John Clifton

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