St Mary’s boss not set for axe, apparently.
Saints ‘sticking with Adkins’
Under-fire Southampton manager Nigel Adkins will remain at the helm for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Swansea, Press Association Sport understands.
The 47-year-old’s position at the helm has come under increasing scrutiny after the side’s poor start to life back in the top flight after a seven-year absence.
Despite being revered by most home supporters after leading the club to back-to-back promotions, reports have intensified this week suggesting executive chairman Nicola Cortese is set to relieve Adkins of his duties.
The Saints boss is said have held talks with the Italian on Tuesday and Press Association Sport understands he will remain in charge for this weekend’s game with Swansea.
Adkins will be speaking to the media on Thursday at an unusually early 8am pre-match press conference, which is expected to attract heightened interest given Southampton’s current predicament.
SOURCE: Sporting Life
Is this a genuine backing of a manager of the dreaded ‘vote of confidence’, it’s very hard to tell the difference these days.
Either way if the Saints do stick with Nigel Adkins it’s the least he deserves having guided the St Mary’s side to back to back promotions back into the top tier.
Also it’s worth noting that whilst Southampton have been thumped a few times and are shipping in goals with alarming regularity they did go close against both Man City and Man United and do have a squad capable of avoiding the drop.
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