Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese resigns as owner Katharina Liebherr takes up new Position

The Saints chairmen tendered his resignation following reports of a breakdown in relations, with Liebherr becoming non-executive chairman
Gone: Cortese has resigned from Southampton
Gone: Cortese has resigned from Southampton

Richard Heathcote
Southampton have announced that Nicola Cortese has resigned as chairman, with club owner Katharina Liebherr taking on the role of non-executive chairman.
This follows earlier reports that Cortese was set to quit the club after a breakdown in relations with Liebherr.
In a statement from the club, the Saints owner said:
"With great regret we have accepted the resignation of Mr Cortese. He has done a wonderful job at the club and we very much wanted him to stay. A search has now begun for a successor.
"In the meantime, it is business as usual and we will ensure that the manager, the team and all the staff at the club have all the help and support they need."
The statement added that the search has begun for a chief executive officer who will take over Cortese's executive duties.

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