Jaidi handed ambassadorial role at Saints

Daily Echo: Radhi Jaidi Radhi Jaidi

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.

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6:20pm Mon 21 May 12

Red n White says...

Reading the OS, it seems like the club plans to open academies around the world and market Southampton and the 'Southampton Way'. Sounds a brilliant idea, as it says a lot of these players go to France, so why can't we bring them to Southampton instead.
Reading the OS, it seems like the club plans to open academies around the world and market Southampton and the 'Southampton Way'. Sounds a brilliant idea, as it says a lot of these players go to France, so why can't we bring them to Southampton instead. Red n White

7:15pm Mon 21 May 12

Darkangelv2 says...

He does love a Ferrero Roche.

Best of luck Ambassador. Bring us some awesome African talent home!
He does love a Ferrero Roche. Best of luck Ambassador. Bring us some awesome African talent home! Darkangelv2

7:32pm Mon 21 May 12

evettsj says...

Maybe he can find us the next Ali Dia. All jokes aside its good to hear we are doing everything properly.
Maybe he can find us the next Ali Dia. All jokes aside its good to hear we are doing everything properly. evettsj

7:32pm Mon 21 May 12

evettsj says...

Maybe he can find us the next Ali Dia. All jokes aside its good to hear we are doing everything properly.
Maybe he can find us the next Ali Dia. All jokes aside its good to hear we are doing everything properly. evettsj

8:09pm Mon 21 May 12

Jannersaint says...

Great news. The bloke seems to have a great influence and loads of charisma.

One concern I have is the work permit issue. Reason loads of Africans go to Belgium, holland and France is the easier work permits. Not sure we will benefit that my h because of it. I expect we'll end up with a Belgium feeder club to loan them to before we can buy. I think we were in for drogba under one manager but he went to France because he couldn't come to us as a youngster.

A lot of us complain about immigration rules but try to accept allowances when it's our club and a talented kid.
Great news. The bloke seems to have a great influence and loads of charisma. One concern I have is the work permit issue. Reason loads of Africans go to Belgium, holland and France is the easier work permits. Not sure we will benefit that my h because of it. I expect we'll end up with a Belgium feeder club to loan them to before we can buy. I think we were in for drogba under one manager but he went to France because he couldn't come to us as a youngster. A lot of us complain about immigration rules but try to accept allowances when it's our club and a talented kid. Jannersaint

8:55pm Mon 21 May 12

S Pance says...

Red n White wrote:
Reading the OS, it seems like the club plans to open academies around the world and market Southampton and the 'Southampton Way'. Sounds a brilliant idea, as it says a lot of these players go to France, so why can't we bring them to Southampton instead.
Remember that it was Charlie Miller from Southampton that is responsible for establishing modern football in Brazil!

Rahdi is an excellent choice and shows how serious Cortese and the Leibherr family are regarding the future of the club.
[quote][p][bold]Red n White[/bold] wrote: Reading the OS, it seems like the club plans to open academies around the world and market Southampton and the 'Southampton Way'. Sounds a brilliant idea, as it says a lot of these players go to France, so why can't we bring them to Southampton instead.[/p][/quote]Remember that it was Charlie Miller from Southampton that is responsible for establishing modern football in Brazil! Rahdi is an excellent choice and shows how serious Cortese and the Leibherr family are regarding the future of the club. S Pance

9:02pm Mon 21 May 12

Confucious says...

Great appointment and a great idea. The club really are investing well in our future.
Great appointment and a great idea. The club really are investing well in our future. Confucious

10:16pm Mon 21 May 12

magnette says...

This is great. Cortese is really showing England how to run a football business! Great things are afoot, I feel.
This is great. Cortese is really showing England how to run a football business! Great things are afoot, I feel. magnette

12:45am Tue 22 May 12

Jesus_02 says...

It seems to go together with the red and white appeal too. Neat. If I was proud when the Sun banned us I am prouder still with the way the club is being run now.
It seems to go together with the red and white appeal too. Neat. If I was proud when the Sun banned us I am prouder still with the way the club is being run now. Jesus_02

9:20am Tue 22 May 12

Alicesdad says...

magnette wrote:
This is great. Cortese is really showing England how to run a football business! Great things are afoot, I feel.
Absolutely !!

This is a veery shrewd move.
[quote][p][bold]magnette[/bold] wrote: This is great. Cortese is really showing England how to run a football business! Great things are afoot, I feel.[/p][/quote]Absolutely !! This is a veery shrewd move. Alicesdad

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