Date: 18th August 2017 at 1:13pm
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Manager Mauricio Pellegrino has welcomed the takeover of Southampton and he believes our progress will continue under our new Chinese owners.

With Jisheng Gao and his family purchasing 80% of the club from Katharina Liebherr, with her maintaining a 20% stake in the club, Chairman Ralph Krueger had said it was business as normal, and Pellegrino saw no reason for that to change as he spoke with the media this week.

Speaking to saintsfc as he met with the media ahead of the West Ham game this weekend, when asked about the takeover and what he felt it meant for the club, he was positive looking forward.

‘Hopefully the new owners can achieve the same progress for the club like the Liebherr family did in the past. In the last six years the progress was really good and hopefully it will be the best for the club. This is my feeling now.’

He went on say.

‘At the beginning nothing will change, everything will continue in the same way. All the board will continue. Obviously little by little I imagine the new owners want to know us and to be in contact but not now. I hope the new owners means the best for the club. This is my feeling right now.’

Pellergrino’s point of contact remains Krueger and he admitted he hadn’t yet met the new owners but he expected that to happen in due course.

‘No. We were with Ralph talking with the players, technical staff, the medical staff explaining the situation. But we were the first to know about the new owners and that’s it.’

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