Ralph Krueger to join Southampton FC

Ralph Krueger is set to join Southampton

April 19 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Edmonton Oilers head coach Ralph Krueger on his bench in the first period against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The owner of Southampton FC, Katharina Liebherr, is set to appoint former professional ice hockey player Ralph Krueger to the reshaped management structure at the club.

Following the departure of former chairman Nicola Cortese, Liebherr has undertaken a restructuring the of the club’s management heirarchy. At a meeting of non-playing staff at St Mary’s Stadium, Liebherr told staff that her family, who have owned the team since 2009, would not be selling, while manager Mauricio Pochettino had her full backing.

Part of the reshaping in the board room includes bringing former Edmonton Oilers coach Krueger, who will begin working for Southampton after completing a consulting role with the Canadian hockey team at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

It is also expected that former Blackburn Rovers chairman John Williams will join the club as chief executive, while Liebherr herself has taken on a role of non-executive chairwoman at the club, and will appoint three aides to assist her in all areas of the club business. 

Topics: Ralph Krueger, Southampton

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