LAWRIE McMenemy has been named as an official ambassador of the Saints Foundation.

McMenemy’s already a club ambassador but now joins the likes of Matt Le Tissier, Franny and Kenzie Benali, Iwan Thomas and James Ward-Prowse representing the St Mary’s side’s charitable arm.

The former manager holds legendary status at Saints for being in charge when they won the FA Cup in 1976.

Speaking about his appointment, McMenemy said: “I am proud to have been made an official ambassador.

“The work they do, especially for pensioners, is fantastic. I really want to praise the staff for all they do. Whether it is with things like the Prescription Delivery Service or delivering food, they have been excellent over the last few months. I hope it keeps going forward all the time.

“I am really looking forward to being able to get out and about again and see the participants once this is all over. I will do whatever they tell me to do to help.”

McMenemy is a star attraction at Saints Foundation sessions and regularly attends the annual Senior Saints Christmas Party as well as other events put on by the charity.

Greg Baker, Head of Saints Foundation, said: “Lawrie is a club legend and a huge advocate of our work.

“Over the years he has supported us incredibly, so we are delighted to welcome him into a team of ambassadors that will allow us to reach more people than ever before.”