Southampton boss Nigel Adkins says he intends to be at the club long term after the Saints clinched promotion to the top flight after an absence of seven years following a 4-0 home success over Coventry on Saturday. "I have got no intention of leaving, I am very proud to be here, I want to stay at this fantastic football club," Adkins told BBC Radio Solent.

Saints sealed promotion with a 4-0 win over Coventry after a seven-year absence from the top flight, having only gone up from League One 12 months ago.

"I'm very passionate about that and when that sad day comes - and when it does hopefully it will be done in the right way - I'll be very proud of what we've done."

He added: "I love being Saints manager, I've got a long-term contract and I want to be Southampton for as long as possible.

"I have no plans to leave. The objective is to be at Southampton for a long time, and I want a right good crack at the Premier League."

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