A forrmer Sunderland manager is reportedly being considered by Southampton.

The former Sunderland manager Chris Coleman could return to work with Southampton.

The Daily Mirror reports (October 29, page 55) that Coleman, who was sacked by Sunderland in May 2018 and later managed Hebei China Fortune, heads a list of possible replacements should Ralph Hasenhuttl lose his job as boss.

Hasenhuttl oversaw Southampton’s 9-0 home defeat against Leicester City on Friday evening, a result which saw the Saints slide into the Premier League’s bottom three.

The newspaper claims Southampton want to give more time to the Austrian they hired in December last year and are considering appointing a director of football to work alongside him.

But the Saints play Manchester City (twice) and Arsenal in their next four league and cup fixtures, leaving Hasenhuttl in a precarious position.

As well as Sunderland and Hebei China Fortune, Coleman has managed at Fulham, Real Sociedad, Coventry City and Larissa, but is perhaps best known for his spell in charge of the Wales national team, whom he led to the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

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