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Southampton manager Selles to leave at end of season after relegation

Rubén Sellés Southampton Rubén Sellés - The Canadian Press

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Southampton manager Rubén Sellés will not have his contract renewed when it expires at the end of the season, the relegated Premier League club said Wednesday.

Sellés took charge in February after the departure of Nathan Jones but was unable to extend Southampton's 11-year stay in England's top division.

The south-coast team is assured of finishing in last place this season ahead of its final game, at home against Liverpool on Sunday.

“The club wants to place on record its thanks to Rubén for taking on the managerial position at a difficult time for the club and for giving his all as we attempted to stay in the Premier League,” Southampton said.

Sellés, who is from Spain, was previously an assistant coach at FC Copenhagen in Denmark and also has coached Valencia's youth team in his native country.


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