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Transfer Focus: Nigel Adkins’ reluctancy to sign new deal could signal bad times for Hull

Hull City are still waiting to hear back from Nigel Adkins regarding a new contract at the club. With his current deal expiring in just over a month, the Tigers still don’t know if the former Southampton boss will be in the dugout at the start of next season.

The 54-year-old has done a stellar job at the KCOM Stadium this season, guiding the Yorkshire club to a 13th-place finish after a rocky start.

Want him to stay

There’s no doubt that the higher-ups at Hull would want Adkins to stay on with the club next season.

He has been presented a new deal by his current employers, and there seems to be no reason for him to not take them up on their offer.

Management can be a tough place to find a new job at times, so it seems strange that Adkins almost seems willing to let his contract run down.

Reasons to leave

Unfortunately for the Tigers, Adkins has a number of reasons why he would want to get away from the club before next season.

Their talisman Jarrod Bowen seems to be on his way out with Premier League sides often linked with the dynamic winger.

The 22-year-old netted 22 goals for Adkins’ side this season, and if he leaves it may be inevitable that they take a backwards step next term.

The manager’s stock may be the highest it will possibly be as Hull boss, and if he gets out now, he may find himself in a much better job in the near future.

There are also murmurs of a takeover at Hull, bringing about uncertainty for the manager next season. Adkins was sacked as Reading boss after a takeover in 2015 so he may want to jump before he is pushed this time around.

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Perhaps the boss has caught wind of the impending takeover and believes it will bring about an era of instability at the club. If that is the case it and Adkins doesn’t sign on the dotted line, then Hull fans should be worried.

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