Adkins should become a Terrier, says Huddersfield stand-in boss
10:45 GMT, 26 January 2013
10:48 GMT, 26 January 2013
Nigel Adkins has emerged as the favourite to take over at Huddersfield Town – and he's been backed by the man he would replace.
Terriers caretaker boss Mark Lillis, who is in charge for their home FA Cup fourth round tie with Leicester City today, helped Adkins into management.
And now he's urging the recently sacked Southampton boss to come to Yorkshire, according to The Sun.
Yorkshire move Nigel Adkins has been strongly linked with the vacant manager's position at Huddersfield Town following his sacking at Southampton
Lillis said: 'Huddersfield is a very attractive job.
'We spoke at length about Nigel going into management when he was physio at Scunthorpe. I said 'Give it a go.''
Adkins was surprisingly sacked as Southampton manager on January 18, just two days after a 2-2 draw at Chelsea that left them 15th in the table.
He was immediately replaced by Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, who started his tenure with a 0-0 draw against Everton on Monday.
Frozen out: Simon Grayson was sacked as Huddersfield manager last week after a 12-game winless sequences
Huddersfield axed Simon Grayson following a 12-match winless run, which had seen them slide dangerously close to the Championship relegation zone.
Grayson, 43, had led Town to League One promotion last season, after beating Sheffield United in the play-off final.