Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger responds when asked about Ronald Koeman's future

Ronald Koeman

Ralph Krueger says he isn't worried about speculation surrounding Ronald Koeman's future at Southampton.

As seen in the video above, Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has played down fears over the future of manager Ronald Koeman.

Koeman, 56, has been a revelation on the South Coast ever since leaving Feyenoord for Southampton in the summer of 2014, replacing Mauricio Pochettino in the St. Mary's Stadium dugout.

Having immediately lost Calum Chambers, Dejan Lovren, Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert, few expected that the Dutchman would be able to keep Southampton moving in the right direction - but Koeman guided the Saints to a seventh placed finish, giving them Europa League qualification.

His exploits last season - and at the start of this term - have triggered interest in his services, with the Daily Mail reporting that the Netherlands were looking to make him their new manager, whilst Koeman admitted to Sport that Barcelona, another team he featured for in his playing days, would be appealing, though he was happy at Southampton.

With some concern from Saints fans over Koeman's future, chairman Krueger has moved to ease those fears, stating that he sees a long-term future for the Dutchman at Southampton, and the Canadian claims he isn't worried about any speculation surrounding Koeman's position.

"At the moment, we're focusing on Ronald," said Krueger when asked about his future. "The club has shown in the past years that it can deal with adversity of any sort, but we just enjoy the day-to-day process and we see a long-term togetherness with Ronald."

"That people are interested in anybody that works in your club is always a compliment. We have lost some very good people in the last few years, but he is committed to this contract - he has said it enough himself - and we're not worried at all," he added.

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