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Russell Martin

Was announced as Saints New First Team Manager on Wednesday 21st June 2023, but this was long expected. The 37 year-old Martin has spent the last two seasons in charge of fellow Championship side, Swansea.

The club website quoted:

Southampton FC Chairman, Henrik Kraft, said: “We are extremely excited to welcome Russell to Southampton.

“Russell was the stand-out candidate throughout our recruitment process and we are confident his strong track record, alongside the experienced leadership of our new Director of Football, Jason Wilcox, will deliver great results.”

Director of Football, Jason Wilcox, added: “Russell has shown fantastic qualities in his managerial career so far and is someone who we believe will thrive in the great environment we have here at Southampton.

“He is a fantastic fit for what we are trying to achieve, with a strong record of developing and nurturing young, talented players to fulfil their potential and deliver results on the pitch.

Season 2023-24

|In a big change from recent seasons we contemplate life in the Championship. We have been here before, but not for some time, so it remains to be seen how well the club adjust to this and just as important, how quickly.

Soon there will be a guide to the other clubs that make up this season's Championship, currently being compiled by IBO reporter Spot51. This will be a useful reference, as several of the clubs we haven't seen in a while.

This is the Season Home Page and will lead to sections on:

The links will be found at the bottom of each page.

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