Southampton fans at the bar will be raising a toast to their manager Ronald Koeman after reading in The Daily Mirror that he is expected to enter discussions over a new contract at St Mary’s.
The Saints are reported to want the Dutchman to remain at the club and could offer him an extension to his current contract having spent almost two years at the Premier League club, who currently sit 12th in the Premier League – just 5 points below 7th placed Stoke City.
And Southampton’s board will reportedly speak to Koeman next week in order to outline a new deal which would keep him at the club for a further 5 years.
The current rumour being bounded around over by the darts board is that the 52-year old is content and willing to continue his role at the helm of the club, but he would like some reassurances by the club’s officials that they still match his ambitions and will not allow their top players to leave, like they have done in recent seasons.
Koeman admitted that he his relationship with everybody involved with the football club is positive, but suggested that his current contract situation is not the most significant issue right now.
“It is true that the club and I are having talks about the future. I have a terrific relationship with everyone at the club. We are constantly in contact and we talk about the ambitions of Southampton and about budgets for the future.”
“But I don’t see the need to take a decision at the moment. My contract runs on for another year anyway.”
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