Nigel Adkins spent three years in charge of Southampton between 2010 and 2013.
The former goalkeeper earned promotion in two consecutive seasons while in charge of the Saints.
Adkins guided the team from League One to the Championship in the 2010-11 campaign and then went one better the following season.
The Saints finished second to claim a promotion spot to the Premier League, where the club have remained ever since.
Adkins failed to make it through the club’s first season back in the top flight, though, as he was sacked in January 2013 and replaced by Mauricio Pochettino.
The Birkenhead-born coach went on to manage Reading and Sheffield United, and this week, he was appointed as the new manager of Hull City.
Adkins had been out of work since his departure from Bramall Lane in May last year, and now that he is back in the managerial merry-go-round, Southampton fans have had their say on Twitter.
#SaintsFC was a lucky break for Nigel Adkins can't see him changing Hull's fortunes around as struggled with Reading an Sheffield United , he's not the messiah he's just a nice bloke
— Gary Wyatt (@garywyatt1976) December 7, 2017
Great news to hear @TheNigelAdkins is back in the game. Great man deserves all the good he gets!!
— Tom Woodwark (@tomwoodwark) December 7, 2017
Great to see Adkins back. Wish him all the luck at Hull #saintsfc
— Andy Robinson (@saintandy7) December 7, 2017
A legend and solely missed ?
— Shazza (@pink2944) December 7, 2017
Good for him. Best of luck.
— kevin kelsey (@imkpkelsey) December 7, 2017
— SaintsPrime (@SaintsPrime_) December 7, 2017
— Russell Pope (@young_gun180) December 7, 2017
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