Saints delivered second manager snub

Frank de Boer is not interested in replacing Ronald Koeman at Southampton, according to his agent.

Southampton: Saints delivered second manager snubSouthampton: Saints delivered second manager snub

Koeman’s protracted switch to Everton is expected to be completed on Wednesday as the two clubs are understood to have agreed a compensation package, with reports suggesting the Merseyside club will pay around £5million to land the manager.

Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe is widely reported to be Southampton’s top choice to succeed Koeman but it is thought he will snub any offers in order to stick with the Cherries.

De Boer, who left Dutch giants Ajax at the end of the season, is also thought to be a potential target for Saints but the BBC report the former Netherlands international’s agent Guido Albers replied “no” when asked if the 46-year-old would be interested in the soon-to-be vacant St Mary’s post.

If both Howe and De Boer do reject any Southampton advances it would leave former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini as the clear favourite with the bookmakers, with David Moyes and Andre Villas-Boas, who is seeking a new club after leaving Russia’s Zenit St Petersburg, also considered contenders to replace Koeman.

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