Southampton manager Nigel Adkins said: "We put a lot of hard effort in. A lot of hours, a lot of hard work and we've achieved something special this year."
Southampton fans are celebrating their team's promotion to the Premier League.
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– Southampton manager Nigel Adkins
We've put a lot of hard work in and a lot of hours but we've achieved something special this season.
We achieved something special last season and I suppose it's that drive to do well.
Everyone works so hard at this football club and it's great to see the smiles and delight on the supporters' faces.
It's been a nervy week for them but it's been well worth it. Every plaudit that goes their way they richly deserve because they've worked hard for it.
I need to let it all soak in but it's been very, very special.
Michael Owen, Lord Alan Sugar and Gary Lineker have taken to Twitter to congratulate Southampton on their promotion to the Premier League.
Well done Southampton. Great club and good to see them back in The Premier League.
Well done ! Southampton promoted to Premier League from the Championship
Many congratulations to Southampton FC on their return to Premier League football. Look forward to seeing you on MOTD next season
Southampton FC have been promoted to the Premier League after their 4-0 win against Coventry City.
The club's official Twitter account has posted the following tweets:
SOUTHAMPTON FOOTBALL CLUB ARE PROMOTED TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE! #saintsfc
Southampton have won promotion to the Premier League after a 4-0 victory against relegated Coventry City.
Nigel Adkins' side will join champions Reading in next season's Premiership. West Ham, Birmingham, Blackpool and Cardiff will compete for the last place in the end of season playoffs.