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When Nigel Adkins was appointed manager of Southampton on 12th September 2010, the general feeling amongst the Saints’ faithful was one of confusion. Just why had Alan Pardew, now at Newcastle, been sacked after winning the Football League Trophy at Wembley and guiding the club to a highly respectable seventh in League 1, after suffering a 10 point deduction for financial irregularities the previous season? The club was in a good place. They had a strong squad, the financial backing of Swiss saviour, Markus Liebherr, and a manager who seemed to have all the requirements to guide the Saints back to the second tier of English football, and potentially on to the Premier League. Newcastle Yet not even the most optimistic of Southampton fans would have guessed the impact that the Birkenhead born Adkins would have had on the club. Fast forward two years and the club was on the brink of claiming its first win back in the Premier League at home to Aston Villa. Adkins had led the club to bac...
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