Southampton: Ruben Selles Attracting Interest As Relegation Looms

Southampton manager Ruben Selles is being monitored by other clubs despite the Saints being destined for relegation, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Selles initially served as Southampton’s caretaker manager after the club sacked Nathan Jones in February. He was made their permanent boss after he led the side to a 1-0 win against Chelsea in the Premier League.

Things, though, have not gone according to plan for the Spanish tactician. The Saints have only won one of their 13 games since Selles took charge permanently.

The Hampshire-based club are at the bottom of the table with 24 points from 35 games. A defeat against Fulham at St. Mary’s on Saturday, 13th May, could be the final nail in the coffin for the team.

Selles’ contract with Southampton expires at the end of the season. With the club destined to suffer relegation, he is unlikely to be in charge of the team next term.

The 39-year-old, though, is attracting interest from other clubs, according to the aforementioned source. Clubs in the EFL Championship and Spain are reportedly monitoring Selles.

It remains to be seen where Selles could be headed if he leaves Southampton this summer.

Southampton is Ruben Selles’ first senior managerial job

Before joining Southampton as an assistant manager in 2022, Ruben Selles had stints with several clubs. He served as an assistant at FC Copenhagen, Aarhus GF and Qarabak FC and was also the manager of Valencia U18s in 2020.

Selles’ first senior managerial job has not gone to plan with the Saints likely to face the drop. However, the St. Mary’s outfit six points from four games against Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Chelsea.

He will be keen to end the season on a high regardless of what Southampton’s fate is. The Saints face Fulham, Brighton & Hove Albion and Liverpool in their remaining games.