Russell Martin agrees to develop into new Southampton supervisor on three-year deal


RUSSELL MARTIN has agreed a three-year deal to develop into Southampton’s new supervisor.

The Saints are set to announce the 37-year-old within the coming days following their affirmation that present boss Ruben Selles will go away after Sunday’s recreation towards Liverpool.


Swansea boss Russell Martin has agreed to take over as Southampton bossCredit score: PA

It’s not clear whether or not Martin shall be in attendance at St Mary’s for Southampton‘s remaining Premier League recreation as he prepares to take them within the Championship subsequent season.

The Saints turned to Martin, who led Swansea to a Tenth-placed end this time period, after Manchester Metropolis assistant Enzo Maresca turned the position down.

Martin had already verbally agreed to take the position earlier this week, leaving Southampton to agree a £400,000 compensation package deal with Swansea.

The Saints are anticipated to must pay additional compensation to deliver Martin’s teaching employees to the south coast.

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The membership confirmed that Selles wouldn’t be persevering with in his position, with the Spaniard having made clear he solely needed to remain on as supervisor.

An announcement learn: “Southampton Soccer Membership can verify that it has held conversations with Males’s First Crew Supervisor, Ruben Selles, and determined that his contract won’t be renewed when it expires on the finish of the season.

“The membership desires to position on file its because of Ruben for taking over the managerial place at a troublesome time for the membership and for giving his all as we tried to remain within the Premier League.

“Ruben will take charge of the team for the final game against Liverpool on Sunday at St Mary’s. We wish him all the best for his future career.”


Martin’s managerial profession kicked off in 2019 as he took over MK Dons simply after retiring from soccer on the age of 33 whereas taking part in at Stadium MK.

The Scotsman spent two years with the Dons and gained 31 out of 80 matches, of which he misplaced 32.

The previous centre-back joined Swansea in 2021 the place he has gained 36 out 99 video games, of which he has misplaced 37.

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