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Southampton skipper Fonte: Koeman still better than us!

Southampton skipper Jose Fonte says manager Ronald Koeman is still better than the players he manages!

Fonte says 51-year-old Koeman has lost none of his old magic ­whenever he joins in on the training ground.

He said: "The gaffer is cool. He was a top player. He played six years in Barcelona and won everything.

"Sometimes he joins in with the training and is better than some of us players."

The Portugal ­international has also praised Koeman's coaching skills ahead of his first touchline duel with fellow ­countryman Van Gaal in the Premier League.

Centre-back Fonte said: "He is a calm person, meticulous, he goes into the last details.

"He has a great ­philosophy. He knows what he wants from us and we know what we want to do. I hope we can all keep growing because we have a great future in front of us."

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