Southampton’s relegation was nothing short of foreseeable.
Southampton lost 0-2 in the 36th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season against Fulham held at St. Mary Stadium in Southampton, England on the 13th at 11:00 pm (Korean time). With the defeat on the day, Southampton (24 points) widened the gap with Everton (32 points) in 17th place, and the relegation was confirmed.
Southampton is having their worst season this season. I couldn’t sew properly from the first button this season. The season started off with a 1-4 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur in the opening game, and the first win of the season was won in 5 rounds. However, they all lost against teams competing for relegation, such as Wolverhampton and Everton. Before the World Cup break, they had only three wins and stayed in the relegation zone.
Eventually, Southampton drew their swords. Ahead of the World Cup, he sacked coach Ralph Hasenhüttl, who led the team for four years. Southampton tried to escape relegation by appointing manager Nathan Jones right away. However, performance did not improve at all. In 8 league games under the Jones coaching system, they recorded 1 win and 7 losses.
In the end, the director was fired again. Head coach Ruben Selles has been appointed as the official head coach. However, even after that, they failed to turn around with 2 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses. The defeat against Fulham confirmed relegation regardless of the outcome of the remaining games.
In fact, Southampton’s relegation was foreseeable. England’s ‘The Athletic’ had problems with the player recruitment last summer, locker room problems, the direction of recruitment was focused on youth players, and staff’s doubts about the direction of the owner of Sports Republic (Rasmus Ankersen and Kraft) said.
Among them, the faction formed among the players was pointed out as one of the major reasons for the relegation. The media said, “Some of the young players showed a laid-back attitude, being late for training and meetings and spending a lot of time on their phones. It was formed and further intensified with the locker room division.”먹튀검증
The result of faction led to the problem of space. The media said, “The players were so bloated that there was not enough space in the locker room, and the younger players couldn’t properly accept the reality of being in danger of relegation. In particular, some older players, including James Ward-Prowse, had to change in other dressing rooms.” Explained.
Heading to the championship after 11 years. Most of the current staff at the club are expected to leave the team. Here, the possibility of most players transferring is very high. It may take a long time for Southampton to bounce back.