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Coca-Cola Divisions: D-Day looms on Monday for Saints

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posted on Oct, 8 2004 @ 06:30 PM
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Southampton expect to reveal the identity of Steve Wigley's new assistant coach on Monday and finally put an end to the speculation about his future.

The Saints have been trying to tie down the right candidate to help ease some of the pressure on Wigley, who was promoted from assistant coach himself after just two games of the new season.

Southampton are yet to win a game under Wigley, who has had to endure the added distractions over his lack of coaching qualifications, which could have seen him forced out of a job by mid-December.

Wigley was promoted to replace Paul Sturrock without holding the UEFA pro licence, required to manage at the highest level, and the rules stated he could spend just three months in charge without it.

Speculation abounded originally that chairman Rupert Lowe would bring in David Platt, the former England Under-21 coach, while Wigley completed his qualification.

But Wigley was this week granted special dispensation to remain in the job until the end of the season by the FA Premier League.

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posted on Oct, 12 2004 @ 10:25 AM
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Don't think it will matter who they bring in, poor very poor.



 
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