SAINTS legend Matt Le Tissier is “delighted” to join non-league Sholing FC as an associate director.

The 55 year old will serve as a community ambassador for Sholing and noted the club's recently launched Project 5000 played a key role in his decision to join.

Project 5000 will see the club hand out 5000 season tickets to those aged 19 and under in a bid to serve the community and make football more affordable.

Le Tissier agreed to come on board at the Boatmen following a conversation with club manager and close friend Paul Doswell.

Following the announcement of his arrival, Le Tissier said: “Me and Paul have a long history together.

“We have got together for a lot of things for charity. It’s great that he has got involved. I know that whatever he does, he does it with everything that he has got.

“The people of Sholing should be very pleased that he is on board. I am delighted to come in and give him a hand.

“I’m looking forward to coming to a few games when Saints aren’t at home and getting involved in a few training sessions if I can be of help to the manager.

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“The biggest thing for me is the community side. I love the fact they are really getting the community involved. Adults can go in for £5.

“You can get a family of four to watch a football game for £10. I don’t see that anywhere else in the country. It’s unbelievable.

Le Tissier also revealed the club do not plan to install a 3G pitch as they feel that investment is needed more in other areas of the club.

“One of the main objectives for the board is to get a decent playing surface. We have got players who want the ball on the deck," he concluded.

“They need a decent surface to do that. Charlie Searle will be the goalkeeping coach, number two goalkeeper and a full-time groundsman.”