Sheffield United and Hull fans react to Adkins becoming Tigers manager

Nigel Adkins talks to delegates during day 2 of the Soccerex Global Convention at Manchester Central Convention Complex on September 5, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Hull have named Nigel Adkins as their new manager. Fans of his previous club Sheffield United have shown their "support".

Nigel Adkins talks to delegates during day 2 of the Soccerex Global Convention at Manchester Central Convention Complex on September 5, 2017 in Manchester, England.Nigel Adkins talks to delegates during day 2 of the Soccerex Global Convention at Manchester Central Convention Complex on September 5, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Hull City have named Nigel Adkins as their new manager three days after they sacked Leonid Slutsky from the job on December 3.

Adkins has not had a role in management since being sacked by Sheffield United at the end of the 2015/16 season with the club having finished in 11th place in Sky Bet League One and eight points off the playoffs.

Ex-Southampton manager Nigel Adkins poses for photographs prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St Mary's Stadium on May 15, 2016 in...Nigel Adkins poses for photographs prior to the Premier League match between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St Mary's.

Before that the 52-year-old had failed to keep Reading in the Premier League after being appointed as Brian McDermott's successor in March 2013 as they finished 19th in the table.

The following year the Royals ended just outside the Championship playoffs in seventh place, but a poor start to 2014/15 saw Adkins sacked in December following a 6-1 defeat to Birmingham City.

The former goalkeeper did enjoy success before that, taking Southampton from League One to the Premier League courtesy of back-to-back promotion and also guiding Scunthorpe United to the second tier on two separate occasions.

However, it is clear to see that Hull fans are fairly underwhelmed by the appointment, while Blades supporters have mocked their ex-boss.

Not all of the Tigers support are quite so negative, though with some believing Adkins could be the right man to take them forward.

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