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