Southampton 'closing in' on naming ex-Norwich and Rangers star as new boss


SOUTHAMPTON are closing in on the appointment of Russell Martin, in line with reviews.

The Saints are getting ready for all times within the Championship after their relegation was confirmed with defeat to Fulham final weekend.


Southampton are near appointing Russell MartinCredit score: Getty

Ruben Selles stays in interim cost and the Spaniard is reportedly nonetheless but to be formally knowledgeable that he’ll depart on the finish of the season.

However Southampton have lined up his alternative – Swansea supervisor Martin, in line with talkSPORT.

Martin reportedly missed a scheduled assembly with Swansea’s house owners this week to debate plans for subsequent season.

Norwich legend Martin, 37, has carved out a stable popularity since turning into a supervisor.

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He took the job at MK Dons in 2019 and rapidly earned reward for his possession soccer.

After two years, Swansea got here calling and he obtained a crack on the Championship.

Though he could not information the Swans in the direction of the promotion or play-off locations, his type of soccer has continued to earn plaudits.

And it seems Southampton imagine he’s the precise man to get them again into the Prem on the first time of asking.


In the meantime Darren Mowbray is anticipated to be named because the membership’s new head of recruitment.

Martin can be Southampton’s fourth everlasting supervisor inside the house of 12 months following Ralph Hasenhuttl, Nathan Jones and Telles.

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