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Nicola Cortese Quits Southampton

Thu 16th Jan 2014 | Football Club Management

Southampton’s season has been thrown into turmoil after CEO, Nicola Cortese resigned on Wednesday night.

News of his resignation was followed by the announcement that club owner Katharina Liebherr had taken on the role of non-executive Chairman.

Katharina is daughter of Swiss businessman Markus Liebherr, who bought the club in 2009, saving it from administration. Cortese, who oversaw the purchase is understood to have fallen out with Katharina over the direction of the club.

Cortese’s resignation has now placed speculation over the future of manager, Mauricio Pochettino. It’s speculated that Pochettino could follow Cortese out of the club although there has been no word on this as yet.

In a statement of Southampton’s official website, Katharina Liebherr said: "With great regret we have accepted the resignation of Mr Cortese.

“He has done a wonderful job at the club and we very much wanted him to stay. A search has now begun for a successor. In the meantime, it is business as usual and we will ensure that the manager, the team and all the staff at the club have all the help and support they need."

Image: Action Images / Adam Holt

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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