Wotte axed by Swiss owners
Mark Wotte has been sacked by Southampton Football Club.
The Saints were taken over yesterday by Swiss tycoon Markus Liebherr, and his plans for the south coast outfit did not include the Dutch manager.
The club have praised Wotte and are grateful for his input to the club and wish him well in the future.
The new owners of Southampton expect to have a new boss put in place within one week to get prepared for the season ahead.
A club source spoke to the Daily Echo: 'We are very grateful for Mark`s efforts.
'This is consistent with having a clean break.
'The recruitment process for a new manager is under way.
'Hopefully there will be somebody in place by the end of next week, maybe earlier than that but there are lots of people to speak to.'