– Katharina Liebherr, Southampton FC Chairman
I am delighted that Gareth has agreed to step into this role. After the events of the past week, my priority has been to bring stability to the management of the Club and I am pleased that we have been able to make this appointment from within. We had a very positive meeting with all the staff of the Club on Monday and I am sure Gareth's appointment will be warmly received.
Katharina Liebherr, the newly elected non-executive Chair of Southampton FC has written an open letter to the club's fans on Saints' website