Southampton - Cortese Talks To Sky Sports
UK time is: 19:35:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Cortese Talks To Sky Sports

Since sacking Nigel Adkins Nicola Cortese has come in for a whole heap of criticism, but insists that as difficult as the decision was it was the right one.

'Nigel and I, we always had a very good relationship, to the last second,' Cortese told Sky Sports News. 'It was very tough, not just for him but for me.

'To me, there's one time, which is right, especially if you are 100% convinced it is the right thing. Ultimately for the team it was the right thing, it was perfect timing.'

'It sounds harsh but it was for the benefit of the progress we want to achieve over the next couple of months and years. It's not only for today but for tomorrow.'

To many it may have seemed an odd time for the change of manager but it looks as though Nicola is convinced it was in the best interests of the club that he acted when he did.

Considering the success that we have seen since Nicola arrived I think we have to trust his opinions even if they don't always agree with ours.

See the Sky Interview

Join Vital Saints

Join The Vital Debate

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: SFC Forever Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 27 2013

Time: 2:11PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I trust him to keep us moving forward which is what we all hanker for, isn't it?
Report Abuse
27/01/2013 14:27:00

Our chairman needs to answer to nobody. Media circus stirring it, wat a surprise.
Report Abuse
27/01/2013 16:26:00

He is not as hard nosed as some suggest. Just does what ever he thinks is needed.
Report Abuse
27/01/2013 16:43:00

If he has anything to say he says it. Would like to see him bring MLT on board so we had less sniping from outside. See the Echo still continues it's attacks.
Report Abuse
27/01/2013 19:01:00

Don't have to agree necessarily, but good on him for doing the interview and hopefully drawing a line under it now.
Vital Saint
Report Abuse
27/01/2013 23:02:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

All About The Wanyama (Tuesday October 6 2015)

Three In Team Of The Week (Monday October 5 2015)

Trio Talk Chelsea (Monday October 5 2015)

Ward-Prowse Makes 100 (Monday October 5 2015)

Audio - Koeman & Davis On Chelsea Win (Saturday October 3 2015)

Stats: Chelsea v Southampton (Saturday October 3 2015)

Chelsea v Southampton - Team Line Ups (Saturday October 3 2015)

Koeman & Bertrand Ahead Of Chelsea (Friday October 2 2015)

The Southampton Injury Table Updated (Friday October 2 2015)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Vital Saint 12

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. West Ham 8 4 2 2 6 14
7. Everton 8 3 4 1 4 13
8. Spurs 8 3 4 1 4 13
9. Southampton 8 3 3 2 3 12
10. Liverpool 8 3 3 2 -2 12
11. Swansea 8 2 4 2 0 10
12. Watford 8 2 4 2 -1 10

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Allardyce Fans Favourite for Sunderland Post
West Ham : 06/10/2015 19:23:00
Shaw Makes First Carrington Return
Man Utd : 06/10/2015 19:06:00
Martial Scoops PFA Award
Man Utd : 06/10/2015 18:55:01
All About The Wanyama
Southampton : 06/10/2015 18:32:00
United Legends - Alex Stepney
Man Utd : 06/10/2015 18:19:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Chelsea MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Stekelenburg 0%
Soares 0%
Fonte 0%
van Dijk 0%
Bertrand 20%
Romeu 0%
Wanyama 0%
Mane 20%
S Davis 0%
Tadic 0%
Pelle 40%
Sub - Ward-Prowse 20%
Sub - Rodriguez 0%
Sub - Yoshida 0%