Dignified and positive until the end, Adkins left this note with the Saints players following his shock dismissal on Friday.
Nigel Adkins surprise sacking as Southampton boss was met with disbelief throughout the footballing world, coming as it did with Saints 15th in the Premier League table and following a fine run of just two defeats in 12 matches.
But if Adkins himself was stunned, he appeared calm and dignified in dismissal, leaving this note for his squad, which urged them to ‘keep smiling’ and ‘keep looking to improve’. Touch.
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