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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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Speculation continues on future of Cortese as Saints football club chairman

It is being reported that Southampton Football Club's executive chairman Nicola Cortese is considering leaving the club. The Italian has been at the helm since 2009.

However, it is believed that he is contemplating a move because of divisions between him and Katharina Liebherr, who became the club's owner after her father Markus Liebherr died in 2010.

The Press Association Sport news wires have said that reports that Cortese submitted his resignation in writing are understood to be incorrect.

Southampton FC have not yet made any official comment on the matter.

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