Striker Rickie Lambert

Lambert's farewell to Saints

Striker Rickie Lambert has written a letter to Southampton fans thanking them for their support during his time at the club.

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Saints in the driving seat for FA Cup fifth round

There was a certain air of relief when Guly do Prado, who spoke in the programme of his desire to win around Saints fans, slotted home a penalty midway through the first half - the Brazilian's first goal in two years and 11 days.

Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana saw efforts hit the woodwork either side of the spot-kick, but Yeovil were proving a handful it took for 18-year-old Sam Gallagher to open his senior account with a fine solo effort to put the game to bed and a smile back on Southampton fans' faces.

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Saints manager says no players are for sale

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MP: “I want to make one thing clear – no-one is for sale at #SaintsFC. No-one.” http://t.co/rqImk0NoxG

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MP: “My viewpoint hasn’t changed from a week ago. No player that I don’t want to leave will leave.” #saintsfc http://t.co/rqImk0NoxG

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MP: “The game on Saturday is very important for the Club and the supporters. We need to focus from now.” #saintsfc http://t.co/rqImk0NoxG

Pochettino says new chairman "trusts and supports" him

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MP: “I spoke [with the chairman] for five minutes before the press conference. She transmitted her trust and support to me.” #saintsfc

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MP: “She showed her support not only to me, but to all of my staff and everyone at the Club.” #saintsfc http://t.co/rqImk0NoxG

Pochettino says leaving would "make no sense"

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MP: “I want to show my complete gratitude to Nicola Cortese. He believed in me and brought me to #SaintsFC.” http://t.co/rqImk0NoxG

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MP: “Eight months ago, I was at the end of my first season. The situation now is completely different.” #saintsfc http://t.co/rqImk0NoxG

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MP: “I am fully committed to these players, to the staff and to these supporters. It would make no sense to leave this path.” #saintsfc

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Future of Southampton manager Pochettino in doubt

Doubts are now surrounding whether Mauricio Pochettino, Southampton's football manager, will remain at the club.

It's after Nicola Cortese resigned from his post as Chief Executive yesterday.

Katharina Liebherr has now taken on the role of non-executive chairman, with the search having begun for a new chief executive.

There are speculations that Cortese actually tendered his resignation in the autumn, with talks about the 45-year-old Italian considering his position back in May.

At that time, Pochettino warned he would leave Southampton if Cortese chose to do so.

In May, he said, "I would not understand staying in this role if Nicola was not here."

Statement from Southampton FC on Cortese resignation

With great regret we have accepted the resignation of Mr Cortese. He has done a wonderful job at the club and we very much wanted him to stay. A search has now begun for a successor. In the meantime, it is business as usual and we will ensure that the manager, the team and all the staff at the club have all the help and support they need."

– Katharina Liebherr, Non-Executive Chairman

Breaking News: Southampton Football Club's Chairman resigns

Southampton FC have confirmed the resignation of Executive Chairman Nicola Cortese, in a statement on the club's Twitter feed.

Owner Katharina Liebherr has taken on the role of non-executive chairman.

A statement on the club website says a search has begun for a Chief Executive Officer who will take over Mr Cortese's executive duties.

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