Originally Posted by BANKSY
They've probably been planning this for a while with the quickness he was replaced. Did it now to secure the new guy from going to another club most likely.
There was always a belief that Cortese didn't believe Adkins was the man to take this club where Cortese wants it which is European football. The thought was we were supposed to become the English Barcelona playing what was dubbed the 'Southampton way'. We would bring guys from the academy up to the first team, all learning to play the same way with the eye on becoming a true contender.
The sacking of Nigel isn't that much a surprise to those aware of this. The timing though may have been. I always envisioned it to happen in the summer or at the end of next season. But not mid season at a time things seem to be going well result wise. This could cause a major collapse if the players revolt. Playing at home is going to be like Stamford Bridge on crack.