Le Tissier confirms he has no interest in becoming new Southampton manager

Whenever a manager is sacked, rumours circle immediately about who could be the replacement.

Southampton have now taken centre stage in the managerial merry-go-round following the dismissal of Mauricio Pellegrino, who failed to last an entire season as boss.

The coastal club have made a big risk making a major change at this stage of the season when only there are only eight Premier League games left to play.

Securing safety in the division is vital for the Saints as they sit just one point above the relegation zone.

Whoever comes in will have a huge job on their hands considering that the team have won just five top-flight games all season.

Initially, the fans hoped for ex-Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti on Twitter, but they have since got their heads out of the clouds.

A more realistic option seems to be former Stoke City manager Mark Hughes, who according to BBC Sport, is in talks with Southampton over a potential deal.

One man who will not be taking on the role is club legend Matt Le Tissier, who opened up about the vacancy during an interview on talkSPORT.

“No, not with my lack of coaching knowledge. It’s not a position I’ve ever really coveted. I’m quite happy doing the job I’m doing. There are all sorts of managers mentioned; Mark Hughes has a lot of Premier League experience and I think that will count in his favour.

“As far as the situation we are in at the moment, I think it makes sense to go with someone who has Premier League experience – who doesn’t have to get to know a new set of players.”