Former Saints boss fails to agree deal financial severance with Premier League side.
Nigel Adkins and his former club Southampton have failed to agree a financial compensation package according to The Daily Mail.
Adkins was sacked two months after failing to steer his side comfortably out of the relegation zone.
Southampton manager Nicola Cortese swiftly appointed Argentine boss Mauricio Pochettino is his place but has failed to agree severance terms with the club’s former boss.
The League Managers’ Association attempted to find a resolution between the two parties, but it now appears that has not been forthcoming and the dispute looks set to be resolved by a tribunal.
The news will be of some interest to Reading. They had thought Adkins to be unavailable as he was technically still on ‘gardening leave’ at Southampton but the decision to pursue his claim via the Premier League Managers’ Arbitration Tribunal means he is no longer employed and has suddenly become available should Reading decide to approach him.
Adkins is still highly-rated as a manger after securing back-to-back promotion with Southampton, and many believe he was treated harshly by the Saints’ hierarchy.
Southampton remain in a largely similar position to when Adkins left, sitting 16th in the Premier League, just four point clear of Wigan in the relegation zone who have a game in hand.