Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Wotte Next ?

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.



Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or click here to join in the debates on the forum.

Go on, get vitalled!

Writer:Stef C
Date:Wednesday December 21 2005
Time: 12:03PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Instant Reactions - Southampton v Arsenal (10/12/17)

Following today's clash between Southampton and Arsenal, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Stats: Southampton v Arsenal

All the stats from Southampton (1) vs (1) Arsenal, St Mary's Stadium, 10/12/17 Att: 31,643

Southampton v Arsenal - Team Sheets - 10-12-17

Southampton are at St Mary's with Arsenal the visitors for the latest Premier League game.

Southampton v Arsenal - Follow On Twitter - 10-12-17

Southampton are at St Mary's with Arsenal the visitors today, this will be a 12noon kick-off.

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Arsenal MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Forster0%
Stephens25%
Yoshida0%
van Dijk0%
Bertrand0%
Romeu0%
Hojbjerg25%
Ward-Prowse25%
Tadic0%
Redmond0%
Austin25%
Sub - Boufal0%
Sub - Gabbiadini0%
Sub - Davis0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League