Southampton chief Reed: Fans can be excited about Koeman

Southampton chief Les Reed has welcomed the appointment of new manager Ronald Koeman.

Southampton chief Les Reed has welcomed the appointment of new manager Ronald Koeman.

The 51-year-old has won the Dutch title with both Ajax and PSV Eindhoven, Copa del Rey at Valencia and coached Vitesse, Benfica and AZ Alkmaar during a 14-year managerial career.

Executive director Reed said: "From the moment we met with Ronald, it was clear he had the vision and ambition to take our club forward, that he shared our football philosophy and could see the opportunity to move our club to the next level.

"The club, the players and the fans will all be excited to have a man of Ronald's experience at the very highest level joining our club.

"Ronald's passion for the opportunity here at St Mary's was very clear, and we look forward to continuing our growth with him as part of our team."

 
For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: @tribalfootball

Have your say