Krueger: Liebherr touched by Southampton fans' support

New Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says there's no plans for the club to sell up. There's been rumours that owner Katharina Liebherr wanted to sell Saints.

New Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says there's no plans for the club to sell up.

There's been rumours that owner Katharina Liebherr wanted to sell Saints.

Krueger said there was “zero” intention for that to happen.

The former professional ice hockey player and coach added: “I wouldn’t be sitting here with a one-month vision, that wouldn’t work, because I’ve really done things always with long-term vision.

“Anything I’ve thrown myself into I don’t believe in a short kind of stint.”

Krueger insists Liebherr is enjoying her involvement with Southampton.

“She cares. She has always cared, and this has always been a special organisation, and she really, really cares about what happens here and she is very conscious of every single word that is being communicated," he said.

"The warmth with which she has been received here has been a beautiful thing to watch, because that was an unknown and the people of Southampton, the fanbase, they just get it.

"They totally get it, and that was amazing to witness, because there was no campaign behind it or no public relations track that she was on.

"It was all less is more, let’s stay quiet and let it evolve naturally and organically. So, yes, she’s very pleased with what’s been happening here in the last few months."

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