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    OSPREYSAINT wrote:
    devonsaint2 wrote:
    OSPREYSAINT wrote:
    City Saint wrote:
    OSPREYSAINT wrote:
    We've lost our Physio, we've got Mauricio. Welcome to the new "team" I hope it will be a long and successful aquaintance.
    How quickly some people move on. Wow.
    .. and how slowly some are to come to terms with reality. Can you reverse what has happened?
    What a plonker you are. No loyalty at all.
    If your boss treated you the same would you be happy.
    Are you really a Saints supporter ?
    Loyalty to who?
    OK, I hate what happened last week as much as anyone but the fact of the matter is that, whether in one week or six months, or three years, we have to get over it.

    So, in my opinion, we should get over it now.

    The decision is made. Now we either get behind the team and show everyone in the country how strong we are and how much we love this club (not the chairman) or we give the media and our rivals and Pompey what they've wanted all season - the next Blackburn Rovers.

    Make no mistake, Pompey fans (who interestingly seem to have gone missing under likely Saints user names this week) want us to wallow in self pity for the next six months.

    Our relegation rivals are depending on us doing it.

    We have the power to make Cortese's big gamble fail. It might anyway, but we can ensure that the new manager doesn't stand a hope in hell.

    Or we can give him a fighting chance and take a siege mentality.

    Nigel Atkins is a great man. He's also an insanely positive person and I could only wish to have his self belief.

    The question is, what would he suggest we do in reaction to his sacking?

    My guess is he'd say what he said to his players - keep smiling, believe in yourselves and always look for the positives.

    He definitely wouldn't say give up and wallow in self pity to show how much you loved me.

    After every set back, Nigel would say 'it's behind us, get on with the next game'.

    It's going to be hard, but that's exactly what we've got to do now."
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Saints confirm backroom staff

Saints confirm backroom staff

Saints confirm backroom staff

First published in Saints News
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Saints have confirmed the appointments of new manager Mauricio Pochettino's backroom staff.

Jesús Pérez, who worked as a technical coach under Pochettino at Espanyol, is the assistant boss.

The 41-year-old started at the Spanish side as a first-team analyst in 2010, before working his way up.

Miguel D'Agostino, 41, takes over as a first-team coach, while former Spanish international Toni Jiménez, 42, is the goalkeeping coach.

Like Pérez, they also worked under Pochettino at Espanyol, with Jiménez having served as his number two at the Spanish club.

The trio will be assisted by technical support coach Fran Alonso.

Nigel Adkins' backroom staff - Andy Crosby, Dean Wilkins and Jim Stannard - had all been relieved of their duties following the dismissal of the previous boss last week.

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