Nigel Adkins

Nigel Adkins

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Nigel Howard Adkins (born 11 March 1965 in Birkenhead, England) is a former footballer and is the current manager of Championship Club Southampton.

Playing career

As a player, Adkins was goalkeeper for Tranmere Rovers, Wigan Athletic and Bangor City. He graduated from the University of Salford in Physiotherapy., Times Higher Education, 24 November 1995

Managerial career

Adkins was in charge of Bangor City in the League of Wales, where he was at the helm for the Citizens' title wins in 1994 and 1995.


Adkins was appointed caretaker manager by Scunthorpe chairman Steve Wharton in November 2006, following the departure of the previous manager, Brian Laws. Adkins had previously held the role of physio at the club. – The Sport Blog; The Guardian newspaper

As Adkins had been promoted to the manager's seat from the role of club physiotherapist, Scunthorpe supporters chanted "Who needs Mourinho, we've got our physio!" on the terraces of Glanford Park in his honour.

Adkins guided Scunthorpe to promotion from League One to the Championship with three matches to spare on 14 April 2007, and they went on to seal the divisional title to end an absence of more than 40 years from the league's second...
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