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Southampton supervisor points annoyed response to Man Utd’s director pursuit


Southampton supervisor Russell Martin has downplayed the probabilities of an exit for director of soccer Jason Wilcox, who’s the topic of an strategy from Manchester United.

United’s supply of 12 months wage in compensation has been rejected by Southampton, with Wilcox understood to have provided his resignation to the Saints within the hope of forcing by means of a transfer to Outdated Trafford.

Southampton are reported to be upset not solely by the worth of compensation provided, but additionally by the timing of United’s strategy. Martin’s facet are locked in a battle for promotion to the Premier League however suffered an enormous blow on Monday night with a late 3-2 defeat to title hopefuls Ipswich City, after which the supervisor was in no temper to debate Wilcox’s future.

“I have been listening to he’s going to go away for six weeks within the media, nothing’s modified,” Martin stated. “I spoke to Jason this morning, we have had a sport, I am right here to speak in regards to the sport, not about Jason.

“I am positive in some unspecified time in the future the membership will have the ability to inform you, or I will have the ability to inform you what is going on on. Now I’ve simply misplaced 3-2 in a sport the place we had been improbable and I do not actually wish to be speaking about it.

Jason Wilcox

Wilcox hopes to turn out to be United’s new technical director / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

“I am right here to speak in regards to the sport, Jason’s been nice for us, if he leaves, he leaves. I do not know what is going on on. Let me be aggravated in regards to the outcome for a bit first.”

Ben Jacobs provides that Southampton gave United permission to talk to Wilcox after making it clear that they’d demand a big compensation payment, with the Crimson Devils’ eventual supply of 12 months wage falling properly in need of expectations.

United are even stated to have agreed to make a much bigger supply earlier than submitting their proposal, which membership officers now insist is truthful contemplating Wilcox solely joined Southampton final summer time.

Because it stands, Southampton will not be ready to entertain United’s supply, that means Wilcox might want to serve a 12-month discover interval earlier than he could be free to maneuver to Outdated Trafford.