Incoming Southampton chief Ralph Krueger says manager Mauricio Pochettino can count on his full support.
Ice hockey coach Krueger will join Saints after the Winter Olympics, where he is working with the Canadian team.
"It's a question of continuing to grow what's already there, it's not about rebuilding anything. I have met the coaching staff and Mauricio Pochettino and spoke to the team. I know exactly what he needs - and I know exactly what he doesn't need," he told the Daily Mail.
"He doesn't need someone getting involved in a day to day running of the team. He needs space to do his work, so that he can continue to grow the group. I get it, I totally get it. I feel the values that drive him."
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