Sheffield United fans react as Nigel Adkins emerges as contender for Hull City job

Sheffield United fans light a smoke flare after Kieron Freeman scores the first goal dduring the Sky Bet League One match between Sheffield United and Chesterfield at Bramall Lane on April...

Hull City are being linked with a move for the former Sheffield United manager.

Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins looks on during the pre season friendly match between Sheffield United and Newcastle United at Bramall Lane on July 26, 2015 in Sheffield, England.

Sheffield United fans have warned Hull City not to appoint their former manager Nigel Adkins.

Adkins is the early bookies favourite to succeed Leonid Slutsky at Hull, with the Hull Daily Mail subsequently reporting that he us under consideration by the Tigers' hierarchy.

The former physio previously led Scunthorpe United and Southampton to promotion from League One (both) and the Championship (Southampton), but was unable to replicate that success in spells at Reading and Sheffield United.

Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield United before the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Brentford at Bramall Lane on August 5, 2017 in Sheffield, England.

Indeed, Adkins led the Blades to their lowest league finish for 33 years in his sole season at Bramall Lane - 13th in League One - before being replaced by current boss Chris Wilder.

And it not something that Sheffield United fans are ready to forget in a hurry.

@Deanward17 posted: "Not bothered one bit what happens at Hull City but will just say if you set Nigel Adkins on ,you will go down . He’s f****** useless . Worst manager we have ever had . Trust me we have had some bad ones UTB #TwitterBlades"

Here's what others have been saying about the potential Hull City appointment...

 

According to the Hull Daily Mail, former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert and sacked Sunderland boss Simon Grayson are strong contenders for Slutsky's old position.

Would Adkins really be that bad for Hull?

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