Retiring Saints defender Radhi Jaidi has accepted an ambassadorial role at St Mary's to help develop the club's links in Africa.

The 36-year-old Tunisian is hanging up his boots this summer, after a long and successful playing career, but will remain with Southampton in a new capacity.

The popular centre half made 68 appearances for Saints, after signing in 2009 on a free transfer, but did not feature in the most recent campaign, with a knee injury wiping out much of his availability.