Ruben Selles uncertain of future with Southampton on brink of relegation
Southampton boss Ruben Selles doesn’t know what the long run holds after a 4-3 defeat at Nottingham Forest left them on the point of Premier League relegation.
Saints have been on the improper aspect of a seven-goal thriller on the Metropolis Floor and they’re going to lose their top-tier standing on the weekend in the event that they fail to beat Fulham or outcomes go towards them elsewhere.
In distinction, Forest climbed out of the underside three with a significant win which got here courtesy of Taiwo Awoniyi’s brace, Morgan Gibbs-White’s penalty and Danilo’s good crew purpose to present life like hope that they’ll keep away from the drop of their first season again within the high tier for 23 years.
Carlos Alcaraz, Lyanco and James Ward-Prowse targets ensured the Saints have been at all times within the recreation, however they’re now staring the drop to the Championship within the face.
Selles, who took over from Nathan Jones on a deal till the top of the season, wish to keep on the membership, however says that isn’t for him to determine.
“I attempt to do my greatest and as I stated earlier than I anticipated to win extra soccer matches,” he stated.
“It’s a choice that the membership must make. I might be joyful to be right here for the subsequent 10 years as I’ve stated many occasions.
“However it isn’t for me to make that call. I can solely work day by day and naturally, within the scenario we’re in proper now, it’s a lot uncertainty for everyone.
“We simply have to deal with it in one of the best ways potential, no matter occurs, after which proceed dealing with ahead no matter it’s.
“And whether it is dealing with ahead – if it’s collectively then it’s higher.
“The membership will current an agenda for the approaching days or perhaps weeks on how it’s going to take care of that if it occurs. That’s for the membership to reply.
“I can let you know what we’re going to do for the subsequent weeks, we’re going to simply preserve working as a lot as we will and preserve the conditions for the long run for the those that have to be chargeable for that.”
Metropolis Floor — that was unimaginable.
You have been on a really completely different degree tonight pic.twitter.com/BBpRUKVj6L
— Nottingham Forest (@NFFC) Might 8, 2023
Forest took full benefit of defeats for Leeds and Leicester to maneuver as much as sixteenth, three factors above the drop zone with three video games to play.
Boss Steve Cooper says the combat towards the drop isn’t over, however that this may very well be an enormous second.
“We really feel like we’re taking part in OK and now we have gained two video games in three,” he stated. “You at all times need consecutive wins and the place we’re that isn’t straightforward to do, so to win two in three is an actual constructive factor.
“It simply offers us just a little bit extra confidence and momentum to only go into the subsequent one. For positive we’re going to want extra factors and extra constructive outcomes.
“It’s a large win tonight and an vital one, however it will likely be even greater if we construct on it.
“That needs to be the plan from now. We are going to begin the cycle of placing one recreation to mattress and getting ready for the subsequent one.
“No days off and the work ethic needs to be at its most in giving the gamers every little thing they have to be prepared for the subsequent recreation.”