Southampton Football Club is an English football club, nicknamed The Saints, based in the city of Southampton, Hampshire. The club returned to the Premier League for the 2012–13 season, having gained promotion in the 2011–12 season, finishing as runners up in the Championship. After 27 years playing top-flight football the club was relegated to the Championship in 2005, before being relegated further to League One in 2009. The club then secured back to back promotions under the management of Nigel Adkins, completing their return to the Premier League on 28 April 2012. Despite leading Southampton to 15th in the Premier League, Adkins was replaced by former Espanyol manager Mauricio Pochettino in January 2013.
Their home ground is the St Mary's Stadium, where the club moved to in 2001 from The Dell.