|16/1||The Saints are 16/1 with William Hill to be relegated from the Premier League this season
Adkins will return to the South Coast on Saturday, however, with Reading after replacing Brian McDermott at the Madejski Stadium after the 51-year-old's sacking.
"I have no problem with Nigel Adkins," Pochettino told reporters.
"I have full respect for him and for what he achieved at Southampton."
The Saints look to be heading away from the relegation zone ahead of the clash away at the Royals, sitting four points above the bottom three with eight games of the campaign left to play, while Adkins' new side are seven points from safety and bottom of the league.