Nigel Adkins sacked as Southampton boss and replaced by Mauricio Pochettino

Nigel Adkins has been dismissed as manager of Southampton and has been replaced by Mauricio Pochettino.

Former Southampton captain Matt Le Tissier was not surprised to learn of Adkins' axe. Le Tissier told Sky Sports News: "It doesn't surprise me. It's a strange time of the season, they've lost two of the last 12 games and came from 2-0 down to draw at Chelsea. "(But) it seems to be the way the club's being run under the chairman. Nothing's surprising and it's a bit of a laughing stock." The ex-England international did concede the timing shocked him - Saints have been in good form and are clear of relegation trouble at present - but added he felt this could have been on the cards for some time. "I'm shocked at the timing, it's very strange and it's an odd thing to come to terms with today," he said. "I think he had a bit of pressure early on this season, people thought it might happen then; maybe they couldn't get the man they wanted then. It's all very strange. "I think everyone is taken aback by it all. They have come to terms with life in the Premier League, had a tough start and have turned things round pretty well."# Southampton v Everton is live on Sky Sports 1 this Monday. For more details click here.

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