Ruben Selles has been appointed as Southampton’s manager until the end of this current season.
The 39-year-old was put in temporary charge after Nathan Jones was sacked earlier this month and he guided the Premier League’s bottom side to an eye-catching victory against Chelsea in his first game.
A short-term contract until the end of the current campaign has now been agreed upon and signed ahead of Saturday’s crunch trip to Leeds United.
Selles, who was a well-respected assistant to Ralph Hasenhuttl, made no secret of his desire to take over Saints permanently last week, urging that he had been waiting in the wings for several years, confident in his ability as a future first-team boss.
A short press statement confirmed: “Southampton Football Club can today confirm that Rubén Sellés has been appointed as Men’s First Team Manager until the end of the 2022/23 season.”
Before that victory at Stamford Bridge, Selles had put his name forward as a candidate for the job, explaining that even if his then-temporary role was for a single game, he would communicate with his squad “like I’m going to be here for the next 10 years” in preparation for games.
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