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The former Saints chief was sacked after two-and-a-half years in charge and replaced him with relative unknown Argentine Mauricio Pochettino last Friday.
Adkins took over the reins from Alan Pardew at St Mary's in 2010, when the club were 22nd in League One, and guided them to back-to-back promotions.
But the south coast club’s programme failed to include a single reference about the ex-Scunthorpe man, and former Saints star Benali has joined Matt Le Tissier in claiming that decision was wrong.
“To not even have a few words of thanks for what Nigel [Adkins] has done for the club is poor form,” he told the Sports Bar.
“It’s unnecessary. Nigel has given the club good service and some great success. It would have been a nice gesture to recognise that in that programme for the Everton match.
“Players and managers always come and go but the supporters are people who come week-in and week-out to supports the club, a few words [for them] would have been a nice gesture for what he has achieved with us in the past.”