Southampton would reportedly be happy for interim boss Ruben Selles to take charge until the end of the season according to Sky Sports.
After getting rid of Nathan Jones earlier this month, the south coast club were in talks with former Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch over potentially becoming the new man in the dugout at St. Mary’s.
However, those talks broke down this week over the length of Marsch’s proposed contract, leaving the club without a permanent manager.
With Selles set to overlook Southampton’s next Premier League match against Chelsea, some behind-the-scenes details have emerged regarding the current situation at the south coast club.
According to a recent report from Sky Sports, the Saints hierarchy would be open to seeing Selles continue his current role until the end of the season but are said to be taking their time before coming to a decision.
Taking into account how Southampton currently find themselves bottom of the league having picked up just 15 points from 22 games, we feel that making a decision over the manager position is not something that the club can afford to take their time on.
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However, getting the right person in will surely be a vital move for the hierarchy and one that they may not be able to afford to get wrong.
Looking ahead to the Chelsea game, if Selles is able to secure a positive result for his side, this could increase his chances of becoming Southampton’s next permanent manager, which he is reportedly in the frame for.
With only Bournemouth (44) conceding more league goals this season than the Saints (40), who also have one of the lowest passing accuracy percentages in the division (73.4%), the focus for the current interim boss should undoubtedly be making his side better on the ball and stronger at the back without it.
Then in the boardroom, Sport Republic should be searching for a suitable long-term candidate that could come in and ideally stop the club from getting relegated.