Krueger named new Southampton chairman

Ralph Krueger has been named new chairman of Southampton.

Ralph Krueger has been named new chairman of Southampton.

Krueger helped Canada to ice hockey gold at the Winter Olympics. The 54-year-old was special adviser to the national team in Sochi, following roles as head coach of Switzerland and Edmonton Oilers in the National Hockey League.

"I am honoured to take on the role of chairman of Southampton Football Club and the group," the Canadian-born German said.

"I have had the opportunity to meet with a large percentage of the staff at Southampton and it is clear there is a positive soul throughout the club, both at St Mary's and the training ground.

"We will build on that soul by creating platforms of open communication both inside with the staff and outside with our fan base.

"Although there is a solid foundation in place, the club still has tremendous untapped commercial potential.

"We will continue to nurture 'The Southampton Way' by reaching for consistent growth in all departments to ultimately build a culture that allows Southampton to remain healthy and sustainable in the future."

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