Confirmed Saints sack manager

Nigel Adkins has been sacked as manager of Southampton FC

The club has just released this statement:

Southampton Football Club has this morning appointed Mauricio Pochettino as First Team Manager, having relieved Nigel Adkins of his managerial duties.

Forty year old Pochettino has earned a reputation as one of the most talented young coaches in European football thanks to an impressive spell in La Liga with Espanyol.

Pochettino will take charge of training on Saturday ahead of his first game as Southampton First Team Manager on Monday evening against Everton in the Barclays Premier League.

The Club would like to thank Nigel Adkins for his service over the past three seasons, and wish him well for the future.

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