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Nigel Adkins left a note to Saints players after being sacked by Nicola Cortese and replaced by Mauricio Pochettino
10:43am Saturday 19th January 2013 in Sport
NIGEL Adkins left Saints with his dignity intact and a message of encouragement to the squad.
After being sensationally sacked by chairman Nicola Cortese after a run of just two losses in 12 Premier League games, Adkins told his players in a note: "Keep smiling. Have faith and belief that you are doing the right thing. Keep looking to improve."
There were also reports today claiming the first Adkins knew about his sacking was when he heard it on the television.