Koeman focused on Palace despite future speculation

Ronald Koeman addressed the media ahead of Southampton's final match of the season against Crystal Palace.

Koeman focused on Palace despite future speculation
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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman will discuss his future with the club once the Saints have played their final game of the season against Crystal Palace.

The Dutchman has been the topic of widespread speculation linking him with a move away from St Mary’s, after impressing during his two years with the club.

Koeman is looking to guide the south coast side to a record points tally once again this season as his stock continues to rise.

The Saints have been in fine form in the second half of the season (photo source: Reuters)

Having achieved a club Premier League record of 60 points last season, a figure they have already reached this campaign, they can further that record by taking points from Palace this Sunday.

With various clubs all over Europe reported to be interested in the Saints boss, who has just one year remaining on his current deal, the club will be keen to tie him down on a longer contract.

Talks will commence after Palace

Ahead of their match with Palace, in his press conference the Dutchman spoke about his current situation at the club.

He said: “Everybody knows that I have one year left on my contract and we will sit together and analyse this season and we will talk about the future.”

The job Koeman has done at St Mary’s looks all the more impressive considering the amount of key players the club has lost over recent seasons.

The likes of Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren all departed in search of regular European football, but it is credit to the Dutchman that he has consistently managed to bring in players that have only enhanced the progress of the club.

The Saints boss continued: “Let’s do our job this weekend and there is time enough before I go on holiday to have a talk about the future of the club.”

With Leicester City the only team to have taken more Premier League points in 2016, the Saints may have been finishing the season in the top four if they had begun the campaign in similar form to recent months.