Gareth Rogers has been appointed as Southampton's chief executive, the club have this morning confirmed.
Rogers had been appointed interim CEO after the departure of former chairman Nicola Cortese in January.
Saints chairman Ralph Krueger said: "It gives me great pleasure to announce, on behalf of the Board, that Gareth has been appointed as our new Chief Executive Officer.
“Gareth has done an excellent job leading our operation through a challenging and transitional period over the past two months.
"In that time he has proved himself to be decisive, open to innovation and able to inspire others to share his great values.
“His appointment is another important step forward for our leadership team as we continue to grow this great club.”
Rogers said, in a statement on Saints' official website:
“It is a real privilege and an honour to be confirmed as Chief Executive Officer of Southampton Football Club.
“It is clear from every facet of the club that a real sense of potential exists and we intend to continue to strive in order to reach this.
"Whilst there is significant work ahead of us, I cannot speak highly enough of our fantastic staff who I know, having worked with them for the past three years, are pulling in the same direction to ensure that the Club can continue to better itself."