Southampton has been struggling in the Premier League, and on Friday appointed Ruben Selles as the manager till the season ends. Selles was a first-team coach at the club and took over the charge as the interim manager as Southampton won against Chelsea last weekend. That result left the team three points from safety.
Southampton appoints manager Ruben Selles as the manager till season end
The appointment of the Spaniard comes after the sacking of Nathan Jones, earlier this month. He was in-charge for a span of three months. The club stands at the bottom of the table with just five wins in their 23 matches this season so far.
Here’s what the club said in a brief statement.
“Southampton Football Club can today confirm that Ruben Selles has been appointed as men’s first team manager until the end of the 2022/23 season.”
Previous Luton boss Jones had a torrid time ever since taking over at St Mary’s in November, after Ralph Hasenhuettl’s dismissal.
Selles is now preparing his team to take
on the second bottom Leeds at Elland Road on Saturday.
Earlier, there’s a failed deal between Southampton and former Leeds boss Jesse Marsch, who was sacked earlier this month.
The club confirmed their first victory after a long span last week
Last weekend, the 1-0 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge helped Southampton with their first league win ever since their last victory against Everton (2-1) on January 14th.
Selles had earlier expressed his interest to be the manager. He said,
“I have a lot of personal experience, coaching hours, so I think it’s a natural thing. I want to be the manager. I think I am as capable of doing that as any other, but it’s not my decision. I have the team now and we are really working hard to do our best.”
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