UK time is: 16:37:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Koeman Confirmed

Ronald Koeman has been appointed as our new manager ahead of the 2014-15 campaign, and has signed a three year deal with us.

The Dutch legend replaces Mauricio Pochettino in the hotseat following his departure to Tottenham Hotspur, and as expected, his brother Erwin has been appointed as our assistant manager.

Koeman has also brought with him his assistant from Feyenoord, Jan Kluitenberg who will take the role of first team coach/physical coach.

In his opening interview which is quoted by the Daily Echo it was also said that a 'high calibre' goalkeeping coach will be appointed to our backroom staff in the very near future as well.

'I am thrilled to be the manager of Southampton Football Club. From my very first meeting with Les Reed, I could see clearly that this was the right club for me. We share the same philosophy of football, and the same belief in how to develop the club. Southampton have a talented first team squad, a world class academy and the infrastructure to sustain success in the Premier League.'

Koeman adds that the chance and opportunity to continue the development was simply too good an offer for him to turn down.

Having formally received the contract offer on Friday, he arrived at the club today to sign the deal and make everything official.

Executive Director Les Reed said of the appointment.

'We are extremely pleased to have secured a new manager of Ronald Koeman's calibre and status within the game. In appointing Ronald we have concluded our search for a manager who shares our values and vision for the future of Southampton.'

Reed says that having done their due diligence on him, he quickly established himself as our number one choice, and that was apparent to the board from the very first meeting having heard him talk about his plans for the club and what he wants to achieve with us.

Welcome to the club Ronald.

Vital Saints on: facebook

Vital Saints on: twitter

Join Vital Saints

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Saint Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 16 2014

Time: 4:20PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Audio - Koeman Talks Tottenham Draw (Saturday April 25 2015)

So Much For A Summer Meltdown (Thursday April 23 2015)

Stick To Our Principles Against Spurs (Thursday April 23 2015)

Victor Bites Back (Thursday April 23 2015)

Koeman On Return Of The Poch (Thursday April 23 2015)

Under 21 Cup Winners (Tuesday April 21 2015)

Fonte's Tottenham Target (Tuesday April 21 2015)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Vital Saint 37
2. WillT 6
3. Kev 1
4. David Smith 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Man Utd 33 19 8 6 28 65
5. Liverpool 33 17 7 9 11 58
6. Spurs 34 17 7 10 6 58
7. Southampton 34 17 6 11 21 57
8. Swansea 34 14 8 12 -3 50
9. Stoke 34 13 8 13 -3 47
10. West Ham 34 11 11 12 0 44

Breaking League News

Team News: Arsenal vs Chelsea
Arsenal : 26/04/2015 15:58:00
Everton : 26/04/2015 15:35:01
Man Utd : 26/04/2015 15:26:01
Arsenal v Chelsea - Team-Sheets
Chelsea : 26/04/2015 15:15:01
A Magnificent Six in PFA PL Team!
Chelsea : 26/04/2015 15:12:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Spurs MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
K Davis 0%
Clyne 0%
Fonte 0%
Yoshida 0%
Bertrand 0%
Alderweireld 0%
Schneiderlin 0%
Ward-Prowse 0%
Mane 0%
S Davis 0%
Pelle 50%
Sub - Long 0%
Sub - Elia 0%
Sub - Reed 50%