Saints chairman resigns, but the manager stays put

Southampton Football Club chairman Nicola Cortese has resigned. Manager Maurico Pochettino has said he will stay.

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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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