Hull in Search of New Manager as Adkins Set to Leave

By: SBAT Staff

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Another Championship manager will be starting next season with a new manager after it was announced that Nigel Adkins would be leaving Hull at the end of this month when his contract runs out. Reports suggest that the 54 year old had agreed a budget and salary with the club but has rejected their contract offer due to other reasons, which have not yet been disclosed. 

The Tigers finished 13th under Adkins in the Championship last season, but both Adkins and his assistant Andy Crosby will leave the club on June 30th, leaving them to rebuild this summer with a new boss. 

As for the future, according to Hull they have already received a lot of interest in the job, and will begin to draw up a shortlist of names that they believe can take them forward from the applicants. As with many other jobs that have come up over the past few months, Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley is a name that has been mentioned. He is well liked by a number of teams higher up the pyramid, who has seen him guide Lincoln to two promotions in the past three seasons, although Hull would have to pay Lincoln to release Cowley and his brother and assistant Nicky from their jobs. 

This looks set to be a big change, and a big summer for Hull City who have to find someone to take them forward. Adkins did a very good job with them, and replacing him will be hard. Whoever comes in may have to look over their shoulder next season if the bookies are right as they have been priced up at just 4/1 for relegation from the Championship.