Hull City in advanced talks with Nigel Adkins about becoming their new boss

READING, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25:  Reading manager Nigel Adkins looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Reading and Blackpool at Madejski Sta
Image: Nigel Adkins is in advanced talks with Hull City about becoming their new head coach

Hull City are in advanced talks with Nigel Adkins and could make an announcement on their new head coach in the next 24 hours, according to Sky sources.

Adkins has been out of work since leaving Sheffield United in May 2016 but is in discussions to take over at the KCOM Stadium after Leonid Slutsky was dismissed after six months in charge.

Adkins has previously managed Scunthorpe, Southampton and Reading in the Sky Bet Championship.

Slutsky won three Russian league titles with CSKA, and managed Russia at Euro 2016, but could only secure four league wins in his 20 Championship games in charge.

Leonid Slutsky
Image: Leonid Slutsky was sacked by Hull City following a poor run of results in the Championship

An injury-time goal earned them a 2-2 draw at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday but that left Hull 20th in the standings, three points above the relegation zone.

The club confirmed Slutsky's departure in a statement on Sunday night and revealed that head of club strategy Oleg Yarovinsky had also left his role as well.

Slutsky, who was the first Russian to manage an English Football League team, said: "I would like to really thank everyone associated with Hull City from the players and staff to the owner and especially the fans. 



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"I am very proud to have been through this experience, it was challenging but a very exciting time for me. 



"Hull City will always be a part of my heart and I wish the team all the very best for the future."

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