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  • "
    Dan Howard wrote:
    Just read the profiles of the new coaching team at St Mary’s.
    On the face of it, there seem remarkable similarities with Poortvliet and Wotte….on the whole, undistinguished time spent in undistinguished lower tier teams….except Poortvliet had a superior record as player than Poinsettia.
    Poinsettia: well-known for its appearance around Christmas but makes little impact the rest of the year. “..the red color represents the blood sacrifice through the crucifixion.” (wiki)
    No parallels there then!
    Yes, if you look at the situation in a very lazy way, but if you look more closely and sensibly it is a very different situation.

    Poortvliet was specifically asked to work with a very young team with zero investment and no experience whatsoever. Many hadn't played together as a team either.

    It was kind of what Lambert is attempting at Aston Villa, but in the Championship, with poorer players for the larger part.

    We have a far better squad with a far better mix of ages and experience.

    It may well still fail, but it is not the same situation at all."
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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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