Adkins has put pen to paper on an 18-month contract on the KCOM Stadium and can be joined by means of assistant Andy Crosby.
The 52-year-old will take coaching this morning forward of Saturday’s recreation towards Brentford.
Adkins were out of labor since May 2016 following a deficient spell in command of Sheffield United.
He has revel in of profitable promotion from the Championship, having guided Southampton from League One to the Premier League all through a two-and-a-half 12 months spell at St Mary’s.
Hull moved temporarily to appoint Adkins, having parted corporate with Leonid Slutsky on Sunday.
Slutsky took fee in June following the Tigers’ relegation from the Premier League however he presided over a woeful begin to the Championship marketing campaign.
Hull are these days 20th within the desk however take a seat simply 3 issues above the relegation zone.
Adkins is the membership’s fourth boss of the calendar 12 months following Mike Phelan, Marco Silva and Slutsky.
He began his managerial occupation at Scunthorpe after being promoted from the function of physio.
A a success stint in command of The Iron earned him the Southampton activity in 2010.
Adkins guided the Saints to the Premier League by way of successive promotions however was once axed halfway in the course of the 2012/13 season.
He then spent 20 months in command of Reading earlier than an unsuccessful season at Bramall Lane.