Southampton have started their hunt for a new manager to succeed Nathan Jones, who was dismissed after a run of just one win in nine Premier League games.
The club, currently bottom of the table and four points from safety, has received interest from several managerial candidates, according to sources.
Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, both recently sacked from their respective clubs, Everton and Aston Villa, have expressed interest in taking over at Southampton. D.C. United manager Wayne Rooney has also shown interest in the role, with intermediaries from each of these managers’ camps reaching out to the club.
Former Aston Villa and Brentford boss Dean Smith is a potential candidate, as is first-team coach Ruben Selles, who has been placed in temporary charge and is highly regarded by the Southampton hierarchy. Other managers like Marcelo Gallardo of River Plate and Gerardo Seoane, formerly of Bayer Leverkusen, are admired by the club, but sources indicate that they have little interest in the job at this time.