Hull City are being linked with a move for the former Sheffield United manager.
Sheffield United fans have warned Hull City not to appoint their former manager Nigel Adkins.
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.
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...
Hull City & Nigel Adkins, match made in heaven. Get ready for the flyingeese and League One #Twitterblades— SteelCityMarshian (@SteelMarshian) 3 December 2017
Your only ever as good as your last job, well with him his last two. I bought into the hype when he was appointed but dear god he was utterly awful.......and we had Bryan Robson too. Really hope they don't get him, he doesn't deserve to be in football.— Jason Kinder (@JasonKinder38) 3 December 2017
The biggest Fraud in football— The Shearded One (@sheard82) 3 December 2017
He'll do great taking them into league 1— Lee_87blade (@lee_87blade) 3 December 2017
— Neil Peter (@Neil1889) 3 December 2017
they won’t get a point for the rest of the season if they employ that idiot! Dean Hammond will be on his way to your wage bank too!— Sam Roberts (@samr36) 3 December 2017
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?