Former RB Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhüttl is the favourite to succeed Mark Hughes as Southampton manager as the Saints seek to make a quick appointment.
Mark Hughes was sacked on Monday morning after Southampton threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Manchester United on Saturday, leaving them with just one win in their first 14 Premier League matches this season, the lowest total in the Premier League.
According to The Telegraph Hasenhüttl is Southampton’s preferred choice and they hope to have him in place before the trip to Cardiff next Saturday.
Former Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores is also in the running but Hasenhüttl is regarded as the outstanding candidate. Southampton are not interested in making a ‘quick fix’ appointment like Sam Allardyce or David Moyes.
Saints’ former goalkeeper and first-team coach Kelvin Davis will take interim charge, including Wednesday’s trip to Tottenham, though the club hope to have appointed a new manager in time for Saturday’s trip to Cardiff.