Southampton target two Premier League managers to replace Koeman

Southampton look resigned to losing manager Ronald Koeman to Everton, but are being linked with two impressive replacements as the Dutchman’s exit nears.

Reports from Holland suggest that the former Feyenoord boss has agreed terms with the Toffees and will move to Goodison once a compensation package is signed upon.

The Telegraph state that Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is a target for the south coast club to replace Koeman, after the Englishman led the Cherries to a vastly successful first campaign in the Premier League.

Howe is renowned for his brand of expansive football and has established the Vitality Stadium outfit in the Premier League at the first time of asking.

The Mirror meanwhile state that Manuel Pellegrini could well be tempted by a move to the south coast, with the Chilean relinquishing the Manchester City job and said to be keen to stay in English football.

Pellegrini is a Premier League winner and would be seen as a coup should be agree to a switch to Southampton.