Nigel Adkins speaks highly of time at Southampton

Nigel Adkins
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Nigel Adkins says that he has fond memories of his time at Southampton as he prepares to face them as Reading manager this weekend.

Reading manager Nigel Adkins has spoken fondly of his time at Southampton, despite getting sacked by the club in January.

The 48-year-old was dismissed from St Mary's following two-and-a-half years, during which Adkins led the side from League One, through the Championship and to the top flight of English football.

"Situations happen in life and in football," Adkins said in a press conference. "I had a fantastic relationship with the supporters and everyone at Southampton but that has now gone.

"We had a fantastic journey there and that can never be taken away. We were with the players for two-and-a-half years and we were very successful in that spell and we played some good football."

Adkins will face his former club for his second game in charge at Reading on Saturday.

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino on the touchline during the match against Chelsea on March 30, 2013
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