Saints boss invites speculation ahead of Man United clash

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has poured cold water over reports he is in discussions over a new deal with the club, report the Daily Express.

There had been reports that the South Coast were to lay a bumper new deal on the table for their 52-year old boss, in order to ward off interest from the Dutch national side.

Former Holland and Barcelona defender Koeman has impressed during his tenure with the Saints after arriving last year, leading the club to a seventh placed finished.

Despite huge player sales, he was able to guide the club into the qualifying stages of the Europa League.

Current Oranje boss Danny Blind has presided over a calamitous Euro 2016 campaign, after taking over from Guus Hiddink earlier this year.

The Dutch sit in fourth position of their group behind the likes of Iceland, Czech Republic and Turkey.

Koeman, who has 18 months to run on his deal, has rejected the notion he has yet agreed to extend his stay at St. Marys.

‘I have had several meetings with the board over the last two weeks but not about my contract.’

‘I don’t think it’s the right time to talk about it.’

He squares off against Manchester United on the South Coast tomorrow evening, facing fellow Dutchman Louis van Gaal.