Southampton chairman Krueger determined to keep stars

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger expects to keep manager Mauricio Pellegrino at St Mary's.

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger expects to keep manager Mauricio Pellegrino at St Mary's.

Key players like Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Morgan Schneiderlin have been linked with a move away as has Pochettino, but Krueger remains calm about the summer ahead.

"The first thing I'd say about Mauricio is that he took his time at Espanyol [where he managed for four years], which was really important," the Southampton chairman said.

"What really great managers do is stay in one spot until they cannot evolve there any more.

"If you see managers go one year, one year, one year and then, suddenly, they are in a top league, they don't have the foundation, possibly, to do the job. Mauricio has very carefully planned his career.

"Right now, the only thing I can say, whether we speak about Mauricio or the players, is that what we have here is very good and we are doing everything in our power to keep this group together."

 
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