Former Scunthorpe United boss Nigel Adkins axed by Southampton creating huge interest across the web
Former Scunthorpe United manager Nigel Adkins today parted company with Southampton.
The Saints have been battling all season to try and stave off the threat of relegation from the Premiership since gaining promotion to the top flight.
Tweets this morning - posted in the south - suggested Nigel had parted company with the club.
And this was officially confirmed on the south coast.
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Mike White (@mikewhitesport) Tweeted it was "one of the most baffling decisions you'll see."
Matt Barnsley (@MrKingBarns) : "Nigel Adkins. 2 straight promotions. Had just come from two goals down at the bridge on Wednesday evening. Football is wrong!"
Alan Biggs (@AlanBiggs1): "Waste of time trying to find any rational reason for Adkins sacking. You can't make sense of madness."
Kelly McCann (@KellyMcCann81): "Can't believe Nigel gone at Southampton nicest man in football & not only that but look where #saints are ? Lucky club that snaps him up!"
Ian Penrose (@ian_penrose): "Adkins is a great manager and wont be out of work long! His record speaks for itself!"
Football Follow Back (@FootyFollowing) : "Nigel Adkins has been sacked by Southampton and replaced by Mauricio Pochettino, retweet if you think it's a bad decision."
Matt Le Tissier - the former Southampton goalscoring legend (@mattletiss7): "Best wishes to nigel adkins, im sure if he so wishes he'll get another job very soon, thanks nige."
By 1pm today, so many people were commenting about Nigel Adkins that he was declared to the Trending in the UK.
Mauricio Pochettino will take over as the new manager at Southampton, Nigel Adkins having joined the Saints in September 2010 on a three-year deal.
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