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Wanyama quit reports denied

Daily Echo: SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 11: Victor Wanyama of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Hull City at St Mary's Stadium on April 11, 2015 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images). (291

1:10am Saturday 29th August 2015

Ronald Koeman has denied reports that Victor Wanyama has asked to leave Saints in this transfer window.

Angry Koeman hits out at refs as Southampton crash out

Daily Echo:

12:10am Friday 28th August 2015

Angry Ronald Koeman hit out at two refereeing “mistakes” which he in part blamed for Saints failing to reach the group stages of the Europa League.

Southampton given permission to go direct

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 28th August 2015

Ronald Koeman says Saints will ditch their attractive footballing style if it means reaching the group stages of the Europa League.

Koeman pleads for Rodriguez patience

Daily Echo:

7:23pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

Ronald Koeman has pleaded “don’t put too much pressure on Jay Rodriguez.”

Southampton leave Wanyama at home

Daily Echo:

4:46pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

Victor Wanyama has not travelled with the Saints squad for their Europa League play-off round second leg tie.

Saints won't sell any more players insists Koeman

Daily Echo:

11:01pm Thursday 20th August 2015

Frustrated Ronald Koeman insists that Saints will not sell any more of their star players during this transfer window.

Saints manager Koeman has faith - but also issues warning

Daily Echo:

5:00am Thursday 20th August 2015

Ronald Koeman insists he has total faith in his team – but has warned that no club can expect to regularly gel together a new squad as quickly as Saints did last summer.

Southampton: Sadio Mane not for sale

Daily Echo:

5:00am Thursday 20th August 2015

SAINTS insist they have no intention of selling Sadio Mane to Manchester United.

Southampton to continue defender search

Daily Echo:

6:00am Tuesday 18th August 2015

Saints will redouble their efforts to ensure they have a new centre half by the close of the transfer window.

Koeman: My injury is no excuse

Daily Echo:

6:00am Sunday 16th August 2015

Ronald Koeman refused to use his fitness struggles as an excuse for Saints’ disappointing 3-0 defeat to Everton.

Koeman frustrated after Everton defeat

Daily Echo:

3:41pm Saturday 15th August 2015

Ronald Koeman admitted Saints have been given a wake-up call following their 3-0 defeat against Everton.

Southampton suffer heavy home defeat to Everton

Daily Echo:

2:40pm Saturday 15th August 2015

Saints are still searching for their first Premier League win of the season after suffering a heavy home defeat at the hands of Everton.

Koeman passes himself fit

Daily Echo:

4:00am Friday 14th August 2015

Ronald Koeman had one piece of very welcome injury news for this weekend – he will be fit to take his on the bench again.

Koeman wants new defender to complete squad

Daily Echo:

6:00am Friday 14th August 2015

Ronald Koeman has insisted Saints will not be selling Jose Fonte, and instead will look to sign another centre back before the close of the transfer window.

Double injury blow for Southampton ahead of Everton game

Daily Echo:

3:00pm Thursday 13th August 2015

Saints have fresh injury worries to contend with ahead of Saturday’s game against Everton.

Koeman slaps down Fonte transfer talk

Daily Echo:

2:52pm Thursday 13th August 2015

Saints would not even consider selling Jose Fonte, according to Ronald Koeman.

Southampton sign midfielder Romeu

Daily Echo:

7:30pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

Saints have completed a deal to sign Spanish midfielder Oriol Romelu.

Saints hopeful on Clasie injury

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6:00am Thursday 13th August 2015

Saints are hopeful that Jordy Clasie will be fit and available to make his Premier League debut against Everton on Saturday.

Southampton close in on Romeu deal

Daily Echo:

1:16pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

Saints are close to completing the signing of Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu.

Saints show quick recovery

Daily Echo:

10:30am Monday 10th August 2015

Saints showed plenty of potential to battle on a number of fronts this season after bouncing back from a Europa League trip to draw at Newcastle.

J-Rod's Newcastle "victory"

Daily Echo:

5:00am Monday 10th August 2015

Erwin Koeman believes it was “a big victory” for Jay Rodriguez to start his first Premier League match for 16 months.

Long hopes to keep surprise factor

Daily Echo:

7:00pm Sunday 9th August 2015

Shane Long is hoping to keep an element of surprise in his game despite popping up with a headed equaliser to secure Saints a 2-2 opening day Premier League draw at Newcastle.

Mixed emotions for Koeman as Southampton secure opening day draw

Daily Echo:

4:24pm Sunday 9th August 2015

Saints may have come from behind to secure an opening day draw at Newcastle but Erwin Koeman admitted to having mixed emotions that his side secured only a point at St James’ Park.

Ron can still sleep well as expectations rise

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman. Southampton v Espanyol, Pre-season friendly, St Mary's Stadium.            Photograph: Chris Moorhouse.              Sunday 2nd August 2015. (33911234)

6:00am Saturday 8th August 2015

Second season syndrome. It’s not something that disturbs Ronald Koeman’s sleeping pattern.

Southampton draw Midtjylland in Europa League

Daily Echo:

12:15pm Friday 7th August 2015

Saints have drawn Danish side Midtjylland in the play-off round of the Europa League.

Possession game key for Southampton as they begin Premier League camapign

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5:00am Sunday 9th August 2015

Saints need to tighten up in possession if they are to beat Newcastle today, according to Erwin Koeman.

Saints aiming for another great season

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman and Erwin Koeman

5:00am Saturday 8th August 2015

Erwin Koeman admits it will be a difficult task for Saints to top their achievements of last season but insisted “we have to improve ourselves.”

Erwin praises Saints win but also issues warning

Daily Echo:

10:40pm Friday 7th August 2015

Erwin Koeman has warned Saints they will have to cut out the errors in possession they showed against Vitesse when they kick-off their Premier League campaign at Newcastle.

Koeman to discover Newcastle fate

Daily Echo:

5:00am Friday 7th August 2015

Ronald Koeman will today discover whether he will require surgery on his injured Achilles that would likely rule him out of attending Sunday’s Premier League opener at Newcastle.

Koeman injury leaves him a doubt for Vitesse game

Daily Echo:

5:40am Thursday 6th August 2015

Ronald Koeman has been forced to name a surprise late injury doubt for tomorrow night’s game against Vitesse – himself.

Saints won't rest stars for Vitesse

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

8:00pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

Saints will not field a weakened team against Vitesse tomorrow night despite holding a 3-0 lead and being just three days from the start of the Premier League season.

Koeman coy on Van Dijk bid but confirms centre half interest

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6:40pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

Ronald Koeman has refused to be drawn on increasing speculation that Saints are set to mount a bid for Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk – but has confirmed the club will sign a centre half before the close of the transfer window.

Pelle loving life in Europa League

Daily Echo:

6:00am Thursday 6th August 2015

Graziano Pelle says that he and his Saints teammates cannot understand why some clubs don’t want to play in the Europa League.

Baker hails Southampton progress

Daily Echo:

10:00am Thursday 6th August 2015

Lewis Baker has praised Saints ahead of Vitesse’s second leg Europa League tie and admitted they are taking the next logical step – to become an established top six Premier League team.

Bosz: Vitesse must believe we can beat Southampton

Daily Echo:

3:38pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

Peter Bosz has told his Vitesse team they must believe they still have a chance of overcoming a 3-0 deficit against Southampton if they are to stand a chance of doing it.

Koeman: Newcastle comes too soon for Rodriguez

Daily Echo:

6:00am Monday 3rd August 2015

Ronald Koeman was understandably delighted at Jay Rodriguez’s St Mary’s comeback, but has warned that the Premier League season has come a little too early for him to be heavily involved from the start.

Clasie could be fit for Premier League opener

Daily Echo:

6:19pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Jordy Clasie could be fit enough to face Newcastle after scans revealed no serious damage to his hamstring.

Rodriguez to make St Mary's comeback

Daily Echo:

6:00am Saturday 1st August 2015

Jay Rodriguez will tomorrow return to first team action at St Mary’s for the first time since March 2014.

Bosz admits Vitesse face huge task but refuses to give up hope

Daily Echo:

11:24pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Vitesse manager Peter Bosz has not given up on his side’s chances of Europa League progression, but admitted coming back from 3-0 down ‘usually is not possible.’

Koeman won't leave big names at home for second leg

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

11:20pm Thursday 30th July 2015

Ronald Koeman has dismissed suggestions he may leave some of his big guns back at home as Saints take a 3-0 lead to Vitesse next week.

Clasie injury blow as Saints beat Vitesse

Daily Echo:

4:10am Friday 31st July 2015

Saints have one foot in the next round of the Europa League after a 3-0 win over Vitesse – but it came at a cost with Jordy Clasie a doubt for the start of the Premier League season after injuring his hamstring.

Vitesse visa dash for Southampton tie

Daily Echo:

7:04pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Vitesse captain Guram Kashia is hoping his dash to Paris proves worthwhile.

Mayuka and Ramirez Saints futures under threat

Daily Echo: Mayuka

6:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

Emmanuel Mayuka has no future at Saints, according to Ronald Koeman.

Fonte welcomes Caulker arrival

Daily Echo:

5:43pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Jose Fonte has welcomed the arrival of Steven Caulker and believes the club are in a “good place” ahead of the new season.

Southampton complete Caulker deal

Daily Echo:

1:53pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Saints have signed Steven Caulker on a season long loan from QPR.

Defender signing Saints "priority" after Gardos injury blow

Daily Echo:

10:26pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

Ronald Koeman has made the hunt for at least one new centre half his top priority after learning Florin Gardos faces months out through injury.

Koeman happy with Southampton progress

Daily Echo:

10:23pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

Ronald Koeman is pleased with Saints’ pre-season progress and what he described as a “great week” in Holland.

Southampton get perfect night ahead of another Dutch test

Daily Echo:

10:18pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

There was a sense of real anticipation as the ramp that reveals the tunnel at De Kuip lifted into the air ten minutes before kick-off.

Saints ready for Feyenoord test

Daily Echo: Ronald Koeman

5:00am Thursday 23rd July 2015

Saints will tonight take part in one of the biggest pre-season games in the club’s history with up to 50,000 fans expected to pack Feyenoord’s ground to welcome back their former heroes.

Rodriguez return a massive boost

Daily Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

It’s a well overused cliché to say that having an injured player back will be like getting a new signing.

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