Hull have appointed Nigel Adkins as their permanent new head coach on an 18-month deal, the club have confirmed.

Nigel Adkins appointed Hull head coach

Nigel Adkins appointed Hull head coach

Former Scunthorpe, Southampton, Reading and Sheffield United boss Adkins, 52, becomes the Tigers' fifth manager in less than 17 months and replaces Leonid Slutsky, who departed by mutual consent on Sunday.

A statement on the club's official website said: "The Tigers are pleased to announce Nigel Adkins as the Club's new Head Coach."