Rubén Sellés to leave Southampton

Southampton FC have confirmed in a statement that Rubén Sellés’ contract will not be extended, meaning that the Spaniard will leave the club at the end of the season. Sellés became the Saints’ third manager of the season, replacing Nathan Jones who was sacked after fourteen games.

Rubén Sellés has lasted a little longer than his Welsh predecessor, taking charge of sixteen games – but under his guidance, the Saints have picked up just two wins. As per the media release, ‘the club wants to place on record its thanks to Rubén for taking on the managerial position at a difficult time for the club and for giving his all as we attempted to stay in the Premier League.’

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The Spaniard will take charge of one final game at St Mary’s, as Southampton host Liverpool on Sunday. He is expected to be replaced by Russell Martin, who has a year remaining on his contract at Swansea City. Russell has deployed a possession-based style of football throughout his tenure at the Swansea.com Stadium, and that’s rumoured to appeal to the Southampton board.