Southampton - Wotte Next ?
UK time is: 00:18:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

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.




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



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!

The Journalist

Writer: Stef C Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 21 2005

Time: 12:03PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Southampton Articles

Stats: Man City v Southampton (Sunday May 24 2015)

JRod To Return Better Than Ever (Saturday May 23 2015)

Fonte We Know What Sunday Means (Friday May 22 2015)

Koeman Seeks City Victory (Friday May 22 2015)

Alderweireld Gets Belgiun Nod (Friday May 22 2015)

Saints Awards Round Up (Thursday May 21 2015)

International Call Ups Announced (Thursday May 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)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Man Utd 38 20 10 8 25 70
5. Spurs 38 19 7 12 5 64
6. Liverpool 38 18 8 12 4 62
7. Southampton 38 18 6 14 21 60
8. Swansea 38 16 8 14 -3 56
9. Stoke 38 15 9 14 3 54
10. Crystal Palace 38 13 9 16 -4 48

Breaking League News

Dire Season Gets Roy Of The Rovers Ending
Newcastle : 25/05/2015 00:14:01
QPR Capitulate In Final Failing
Q.P.R. : 24/05/2015 23:32:00
Sissoko Making Noises About Remaining At NUFC
Newcastle : 24/05/2015 23:16:01
Mike Ashley Needs To Back Words Up With Action
Newcastle : 24/05/2015 22:24:00
Monk Hopes For 'Similar If Not Better' Season Next Year
Swansea : 24/05/2015 21:36:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man C MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
K Davis 0%
Clyne 0%
Fonte 0%
Alderweireld 100%
Bertrand 0%
Wanyama 0%
S Davis 0%
Long 0%
Djuricic 0%
Mane 0%
Pelle 0%
Sub - Ward-Prowse 0%
Sub - Elia 0%