Barclays Premier League side Southampton are hoping for a better year after a poor start to 2016, which has seen the side dumped out of the FA Cup already and things could get worse with reported interest from Chelsea in the manager Ronald Koeman.
Southampton, home to Kenyan international Victor Wanyama, is in talks with the manager to try and wade off the champions’ interest and Koeman confirmed as much though he sounded non committal, as quoted on the The Mirror.
It is thought Chelsea FC’s stand in coach Guus Hiddink will recommend that the Blues get Koeman who has a year to run on his deal with the Saints and the Dutchman says he does see the need to rush in extending.
“It is true that the club and I are having talks about the future. I have a terrific relationship with everyone at the club.
“We are constantly in contact and we talk about the ambitions of Southampton and about budgets for the future.
“But I don’t see the need to take a decision at the moment. My contract runs on for another year anyway,” he said.
Koeman’s stay at the club will as well be determined by the Saints’ ability to keep top players at the team. Wanyama and Senegalese star Sadio Mane have been linked with moves away.