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Nigel Adkins
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Personal information
Full name Nigel Howard Adkins
Date of birth 11 March 1965 (1965-03-11) (age 44)
Place of birth    Birkenhead, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Scunthorpe United (manager)
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Tranmere Rovers
Wigan Athletic
Bangor City
086 (0)
155 (0)
095 (0)   
Teams managed

Bangor City
Scunthorpe United

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

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


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 [1]

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. After his spell as caretaker he was appointed as permanent manager on 7 December 2006.

Due to Adkins' previous role with the club, 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. The Sun newspaper named Adkins "Emergency Manager of the Year" in an article that looked at the match winning average of replacement bosses in the 2006–07 season following the departure of the previous manager.

Managerial Stats

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Scunthorpe United England November 6, 2006 Present 101 44 32 25 43.6



As a Manager



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