Fans react on Twitter to Adkins sacking

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We took to Twitter to gauge the reaction of fans and celebrities to the news of Nigel Adkins being axed at Southampton.

Nigel Adkins helped Southampton out of the bottom three with a record of two defeats in the club’s last 12 matches.

Apparently, that’s not good enough and he’s been replaced by Mauricio Pochettino, former manager of Espanyol.

Here’s what the masses are saying and it’s not good;

@th14Renato - Back to back promotions, doing well in EPL, play good football, give chance to young players, and is sacked. What a joke. #Adkins

@thatsagoal - Is this the worst managerial sacking of all time? #Adkins

@GoonerPaulG - Sack the guy that got you where you are and replace him with a virtual unknown with 0 PL experience. Ridiculous decision. #Adkins

@Liamgouldson - Hope Southampton get violently relegated after sacking Adkins, goes to show how top level football is progressing #AMF #Adkins

@gareyefc1982 - Joke decision that must have been getting a manager in behind his back. Think that decision will come back to haunts them #adkins #saintsfc

@Towno10 - Football has gone CRAZY again!! #Adkins

@apuffoflogic27 - I don't think there is a Saints fan who isn't ashamed of their club right now. Scandalous and downright wrong decision #Adkins

@BigBettingBlog - 22 points from 22 games, 3 points above relegation zone. Came from 2-0 down to earn a point at Stamford Bridge 2 days ago. Sacked. #Adkins

@JoshMay_PH - Sacking a successful manager for a slightly younger model with more 'flair'. Worked well for Blackburn I suppose. #adkins

@stereohaven - Just heard the news about #Adkins Ridiculous decision, I hope the Saints fans rip the board a new one.

@RossIngle - I wish #adkins nothing but the best. Did a wonderful job at #saints Asbolute shocker of a decision

@chiller1984 - Back to back promotions, unbeaten in 5, & 15th in Premier League, apparently = grounds for dismissal! #Adkins #Southampton #JokeOfAClub

@jackwhitehall - Poor Nigel Adkins why do teams do this all the time! Hope he finds a new club. Chelsea will need a new manager soon that's a nice safe job.

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