Southampton ‘closing in’ on naming ex-Rangers star as new boss with Premiership recruitment chief set to join him

SOUTHAMPTON are allegedly Russell Martin’s appointment is imminent.

The Saints are preparing for life in the Championship after their relegation was confirmed after losing to Fulham Last weekend.

Southampton are close to appointing Russell Martin


Southampton are close to appointing Russell MartinPhoto credit: Getty

Ruben Selles remains caretaker manager and the Spaniard is reportedly set to be officially announced as leaving at the end of the season.

However, Southampton have their replacement ready, according to Swansea manager Martin talkSPORT.

Martin reportedly missed a scheduled meeting with SwanseaThe owners of ‘s will discuss the team’s plans this week next Season.

Former Scotland defender Martin, who played for Rangers in 2018, has built a solid reputation since he was manager.

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He took that Work at MK Dons in 2019 and quickly made a name for himself on the dugout.

After two years, Swansea called and he got a try championship football.

Although he failed to guide the Swans to promotion or play-off spots, his style of football continued to garner praise.

And it seems Southampton think he’s right Man to bring them back to the top Flight at the first ask.

Meanwhile, Aberdeen’s Darren Mowbray is expected to be appointed as the club’s new head of recruitment.

Martin will be Southampton’s fourth permanent manager Space from 12 months thereafter Ralph HasenhuttlNathan Jones and Telles.

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