Relegation-threatened Southampton have appointed interim coach Ruben Selles as manager until the end of the season, the Premier League membership stated on Friday.
Spanish coach Selles, 39, was positioned in short-term cost after Nathan Jones was sacked on Feb. 12 following a dismal run of 9 defeats in 14 video games that left Southampton sitting on the backside of the standings with 18 factors.
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Selles led Southampton to a 1-0 victory over Chelsea final Saturday. His first activity in his newly confirmed submit might be this Saturday’s journey to relegation rivals Leeds United.
Jones’s departure got here 95 days after he was appointed in November as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s alternative, days earlier than the World Cup break.
Selles, Southampton’s third head coach this season, was additionally in interim cost when Hasenhuettl was sacked in November and he oversaw a League Cup penalty shootout win over Sheffield Wednesday.
Selles joined Southampton in July 2022 as an assistant to Hasenhuettl. He has beforehand managed Valencia’s under-18 crew and has teaching expertise in Greece, Denmark and Azerbaijan.
Former Leeds manager Jesse Marsch was set to take over from Jones earlier than negotiations broke down over the size of a contract, British media reported.
Five wins from 23 video games have left Southampton three factors from security earlier than Saturday’s journey to Leeds, who sit one place increased on 19 factors.