Nigel Adkins Linked With Huddersfield Town Postby Jack Kitson / 25 January 2013, 12:37
Nigel Adkins has certainly not been short of offers since his shock sacking by Southampton one week ago. The popular manager was instantly linked with the Blackpool vacancy and now he is reportedly attracting attention from fellow Championship side Huddersfield Town, who axed Simon Grayson on Thursday.
Adkins' stock rose considerably during his time at St Mary's, having impressively led the club to back-to-back promotions in his first two seasons in charge. The Saints originally struggled on their return to the top flight but Adkins went back to the drawing board and changed things up, which led to the south coast side's impressive transformation in form, with the club losing just two of Adkins' last 12 league matches in charge.
Now the dust has settled on Adkins' controversial departure questions are starting to be asked on his future. It appears that Adkins has snubbed the chance to make an instant return to the game with Blackpool but Huddersfield could prove to be the ideal destination for the former physio. The Next Huddersfield Town Manager Odds currently have Adkins as the favourite, with the out-of-work Owen Coyle next in the running.
The club's caretaker manager, Mark Lillis, is also in the running for the job. Lillis will be in the dugout for the Terriers' FA Cup fourth round clash at home to Leicester City on Saturday, and a win would no doubt boost his credentials. Other names in the frame include Swindon gaffer Paolo Di Canio, Northampton Town's Aidy Boothroyd and the unemployed Mark Hughes.