Former Southampton boss Mark Wotte is backing Ronald Koeman for the St Mary's job.

The 51-year-old outgoing Feyenoord boss is a serious contender to replace Mauricio Pochettino at St Mary's, after the Argentine quit to join Tottenham last week.

"In my opinion, Ronald Koeman is perfect for Southampton for several reasons," Wotte told the Daily Echo.

"He has a great CV as a player, winning the 1988 European Championship with Holland and the Champions League with Barcelona.

"But he has also managed PSV, Ajax and Feyenoord, as well as Valencia and Benfica abroad, so he is a very experienced coach."

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