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    TEBOURBA wrote:
    I have been proved right on all counts.
    NC should have brought in an experienced, proven, PL coach to assist Nigel from day one in the PL. -- he didn't.
    Had he done so the learning curve wouldn't have been so steep, Saints would now have been higher in the league table and Nigel would have been fire proof, well as fire proof as anyone can be under a weasel like Cortese.
    As a result of NC's mistake, Nigel had to learn from scratch, it took him time but he did it and Saints now sit above many of the bigger clubs with popular, recognised, PL managers, with an excellent chance of avoiding relegation.
    For God's sake --Nigel beat Cortese's own 5 year plan by 2 or is it 3 years, what more does the weasel expect?
    The weasel's actions have been condemned by everyone in football from Fergie himself and 95% of the Saints fans.
    What goes around comes around and I predict that the weasel will get his just come uppance -- sooner rather than later ---unfortunately for SFC and its supporters, I predictit will be before the end of this season, whilst Nigel will go from strength to strength.
    A great club has been tainted by this weasel of a chairman --- I can't wait for him to go POP!
    I only hope Terry Paine resigns in protest, surely he wouldn't now want his name mentioned in the same breath as Cortese's.
    Has Solent Interiors been paid yet, for their first claim --- does anyone know the date of the next court hearings for claims 2 and 3?!!
    I agree with the middle bits, bar the slightly over the top abuse aspect.

    The start and end bits I don't agree with.

    As for Nigel getting help, when has the director of football idea ever worked? From day one you get the press speculating that the new man will soon replace the manager. It NEVER works.

    As for the end bit, yes, agree, but owing one person a couple of grand is surely better than owning thousands hundreds of grand, which is the Pompey scenario we'd be in without the backing of the current regime.

    Cortese convinced Markus to buy this club. Whether you hate what he's doing now as much as I do or not, you cannot say he hasn't played a massive part in getting us here.

    Question - League 2 without Nicola Cortese or Premier League with him? It's a bit of a moral dilemma sure, but one to think about.

    When he took over Plymouth, Coventry and Pompey were doing very nicely thank you very much. Look at them now. If we hadn't had an owner like him come November 2008 we'd probably be in non-league right now."
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Saints confirm backroom staff

Daily Echo: Saints confirm backroom staff Saints confirm backroom staff

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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