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Wotte Next ?

Feyenoord Director of Football Mark Wotte quit his job yesterday amid speculation linking him to the vacant job at St Marys, after telling his club he'd like to get back to coaching. Feyenoord's marketing director, Chris Woerts, said last night:

'Mark says he has an urge to stand on the field again and that to us was a more than clear signal.'

Talk of Harry Redknapp's successor at St Mary's had gone very quiet recently, but Wotte has now emerged as the favourite for the job. Although there are reportedly three other candidates being considered. Dennis Wise is one of them, but caretaker manager Dave Bassett isn't in the running and is likely to leave the club.

Wotte is a former manager of Utrecht, Den Bosch and Willem II. He's 45 and has also coached the Holland Under 21's and Under 19's, where a young Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie were in his ranks.

Considering the current situation Saints are in, a coach with totally new ideas may just be the tonic we need. He also has a history of working with young, talented players, something Saints have an abundance of. If you look at Dutch coaches at other English clubs they have generally been a big success. Martin Jol is the obvious example, but even in our division Stoke City manager Johan Boskamp has overseen a transformation in their fortunes, that see's them comfortably above us in the table.

If Wotte does get the job he would be Saints first continental boss.

Would you be happy with Mark Wotte getting the job or do you think there are better options available ? Let us know on the forum.




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Writer: Stef C Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 21 2005

Time: 12:03PM

 

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