The new Argentine coach Mauricio Pothettio was in charge of Espanyol from 2009 to 2012.In that time they won 49 of the 146 games.He left by mutual consent in November 2012 when they were rock bottom with 9pts from 13 games in La Lega.
Nigel Atkins was in charge of Southampton for 124 games and won 67 drew 25 and lost 32.
In that time they won 2 consecutive promotions to get to the Premier.League.
After a shaky start they have only lost two of the last twelve games,and in their last game came back to draw away to Chelsea after being 0-2 down.
With all Adkins staff sacked Pothettio takes his first coaching session tomorrow before the game against Everton on Monday not being able to speak a word of English.
It dose not make an iota of sense when a manager has done a good job and is respected by the supporters to be treated like that.
It seems that Southampton have a Chelsea-Benitez situation.
It will be interesting to see the crowds reaction at St.Marys on Monday.