Former Reading boss Nigel Adkins has made a return to football after two years out of the game, becoming Technical Director at boyhood club Tranmere Rovers.

A goalkeeper who made almost 100 appearances for Rovers, the 58-year-has had over 30 years of experience in management- most notably with Southampton and Scunthorpe.

Winning promotion from the third tier with both, the Birkenhead local took over Reading in 2013 and was in charge for the club's relegation from the Premier League.

Nearly guiding the team to a return the season after, narrowly missing out on the play-offs, Adkins was sacked in 2014 after a 6-1 defeat to Birmingham City.

Spells at Charlton Athletic and Hull City brought little success, out of the game since leaving the Valley in 2021.

He will now "oversee the key football processes within the Club (recruitment, development and management) as well as acting as a mentor and advisor to manager Ian Dawes."

Speaking to the club on a return to Prenton Park, Adkins said: "The opportunity to come back to Tranmere Rovers, my home-town club where it all started as an apprentice professional footballer, and to work with my former teammate Mark Palios was too big to turn down. There is a vision to improve and develop and I’m excited to be part of the process.”