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Football: Southampton sack manager Adkins

Published on Jan 18, 2013 8:12 PM
 
In this file photo, Southampton's English manager Nigel Adkins looks on before their English Premier League football match against Newcastle United at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England, on Nov 25, 2012. Southampton sacked Adkins on Friday, Jan 18, 2013, and replaced him with Argentine Mauricio Pochettino. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Premier League club Southampton sacked manager Nigel Adkins on Friday and replaced him with Argentine Mauricio Pochettino.

"This decision has been made with the long-term ambitions of Southampton Football Club in mind," the club, who lie 15th in the table, said in a statement on their website.