SAINTS legend Kelvin Davis has posted a heartfelt message to the supporters of the club, following his departure this summer.

The 45-year-old was at Saints for 16 years, including as player, club captain for his two promotion teams and then as coach through the academy and first-team.

Iconic goalkeeper Davis left his post at St Mary’s following a shake-up in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s coaching team, following the end of the last Premier League season.

Three coaches lost their jobs, also including Craig Fleming and Dave Watson, with Ruben Selles, Alex Clapham and Carl Martin.

On his personal Instagram, Davis posted: “To every Southampton FC supporter I wanted to wish you all the best for the coming season and to thank you all for the supportive messages!

“Also the support from my family and friends for which has been a difficult time, but as we know in football there are highs and lows for which we have experienced both in my 15+ years at the club.

“We will forever be connected by those experiences. Forever a Saint.”

Davis made 301 appearances for Saints after his arrival from Sunderland in 2006, going on to play 20 times in the Premier League.

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