South-coast latest: Koeman brothers set for Saints jobs, Pompey want Walsall forward

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Koeman brothers set to take charge at Southampton

Southampton are expected to name Ronald Koeman as their new manager in the coming days according to BBC Sport.

It's understood that the deal includes installing the ex-Feyenoord manager's brother, Erwin, as his assistant at the Premier League side.

These reports were confirmed by Erwin Koeman's agent Kees Ploegsma, who told Dutch newspaper Voetbal International: “It’s correct that there are talks. They want Ronald to be manager and his brother Erwin as his assistant.”

For the past two seasons Erwin Koeman has been in charge of Dutch side RKC Waalwijk, but he departed the club after seeing them relegated from the Eredivisie last season. He was also the manager of the Hungarian national team from 2008-2010.

The Dutch brothers' first major task at Southampton will be to sort out the futures of in-demand England duo Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw.

Out-of-contract Plymouth midfielder could stay in England

Andres Gurrieri has told the Plymouth Herald that he could continue playing his football in England, despite rejecting a one-year extension with the Pilgrims.

The Argentine said: "I will see what I’m going to do. If I get an offer from an English team I will analyse it.

“If I get an offer from Argentina I will think it over too.

“I don’t know where I’m going to play yet. It could be England, Argentina or even another country.”

During his two seasons at Home Park, Gurrieri has established himself as a solid figure in the Plymouth midfield. He has made 68 appearances and scored 5 for the south-coast side.

Pompey chase Walsall's Craig Westcarr

The Portsmouth News is reporting that Pompey are keeping tabs on Walsall out-of-contract forward Craig Westcarr.

Despite being the League One club's leading scoring last season they opted not to offer the 17-goal man a new deal, meaning he is now on the free agent list.

Pompey are understood to be looking at attackers who can play anywhere just behind the striker, and according to ex-Walsall boss Dean Smith, Westcarr could fit that bill.

Jed Wallace led Pompey's scoring last season with 7-goals from midfield, so signing some proven League One scoring pedigree will certainly boost the club's chances of promotion from League Two.

The Blues are said to be leading the chase for Westcarr, but he's also caught the eye of Staffordshire club Port Vale, who could offer Westcarr the chance to remain in League One.

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