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    SodburySaint93 wrote:
    Nice words (again !!) Ralphy boy.

    Any chance of some actions now - and I don't mean selling more players.

    Can we have a manager please ?
    Dont rush the appointment of a manager. it needs to be carefully made so as to make sure the wrong manager is not appointed. last thing we need is a david moyes coming in turning a great entertaining football into a bore fest where you dont want to go to games cause you will be bored watching. i hope an attacking manager comes in that likes the style of footballl we play and would look to keep it that way..

    so board take as long as you want over the manager but dont wait around to long signings need to be made before all the good ones have gone or before the world cup is over.. wouldnt mind a brazillian forward to be honest some one with pace and flair, shouldnt be to hard to find"
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Southampton say they have no need to accept offers for their players

Basingstoke Gazette: Saints chairman Ralph Krueger Saints chairman Ralph Krueger

Saints have issued a statement following the departure of Rickie Lambert to Liverpool, addressing the issue of transfers and the search for a new manager.

Here it is in full...

"Southampton Football Club can confirm that we have received multiple offers for some of our players in the past weeks. This is a confirmation of the depth of the development that is ongoing in our academy and of the present standing of our first team within the Premier League.

"We are staying true to our plan and vision and, as a result, we have no need to accept any offers.

"We are deep in the process of appointing a new manager who will continue to move our club forward.

"It remains our preference not to partake in any transfers until the new manager is in place.

"Our scouting & recruitment department continues to monitor targets we have identified to improve our squad, and the new manager will have final input into our recruitment process.

"However, Southampton Football Club can confirm that it has reached agreement with Liverpool for the transfer of Rickie Lambert.

"There may be circumstances under which the club will feel it is right for a player to move on. Those circumstances have to be right for the club and the player. This is the case with Rickie’s move to Liverpool.

"When Rickie Lambert requested to leave for Liverpool, the club felt it could not stand in the way of having him fulfil his boyhood dream of playing at home.

"It will be a big challenge to replace him and our intention is to source a quality replacement who will fill his shoes now but also for many years to come.

"Chairman Ralph Krueger commented: “On behalf of the club, I would like to thank Rickie. He served with distinction and helped to take Saints from League 1 to the Premier League.

“Rickie has been a shining light in Saints’ growth and will forever remain an icon in the history of the club. He leaves with the best wishes of everyone at Southampton and will always be welcome back at St Mary’s.”

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