Southampton FC: The future

Southampton Football Club's Executive Chairman Nicola Cortese and the owner of the Club Katharina Liebherr have announced their commitment to its future. It follows speculation Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino would leave if Nicola Cortese quit.

Cortese stays at Southampton

Southampton Football Club's Chairman Nicola Cortese and its owner Katharina Liebherr have announced their commitment to its future. It follows speculation that Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino would be leaving the club if Nicola Cortese quit.

The Argentine manager was recruited by Cortese in January. But there were rumours this week Cortese could be on his way out amid differences over the way key decisions are made within the club.

"We are now in a position to move forward with our ambitious plans for the Club and I would like to thank Katharina for the very helpful manner in which she approached our talks about long term strategy. This matter is now resolved. "We can now focus 100% on our preparations for next season. The last few days have shown me the unity that we now have across the Club in the players, the First Team Manager, the staff and the Chairmanship. I have always believed that to create this unity would make us a very strong Club and it is one of which I am unashamedly proud. "

– Nicola Cortese - Southampton Chairman

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