Former Celtic boss Gordon Strachan is being lined for a shock return to Southampton.

The Sun says new owner Markus Liebherr sacked Mark Wotte as Saints head coach yesterday, less than 24 hours after buying the club.

And the Swiss billionaire is believed to want former boss Strachan to be part of his new regime at St Mary's - either as boss or a football advisor.

Saints refused to deny reports that Strachan was at the club's training ground yesterday, hours after Wotte's dismissal.