Southampton are considering approaching Norwich City regarding the availability of their Sporting Director, Stuart Webber according to the Telegraph.
Southampton have had a horrible start to the season with just one win in twelve Premier League matches under manager, Mark Hughes.
The Saints are apparently keen to revamp their off-field football infrastructure after the sacking of Vice-Chairman, Les Reed last week and the Telegraph understand that Webber is high on the list of possible replacements.
Webber has undertaken rebuilding jobs at first Huddersfield and now Norwich. Huddersfield are now a Premier League Club and Norwich are currently top of the Championship and that’s in spite of selling Jacob and Josh Murphy, Alex Pritchard and James Maddison for around £60m.
He’s brought in a new Head Coach in Daniel Farke to oversee all this in terms of football on the field has suddenly the club have found that successful formula that turns possession “Farkeball” into wins.
That has clearly not gone unnoticed in football circles and it’s no surprise to me that this sort of link is being made.
Southampton are in a worrying position in the league. They are currently in 17th place in the table on 8 points, level with 18th placed, Cardiff City and seemingly can’t buy a win at the moment.
This story will no doubt send shudders through the Canary nation, especially with Daniel Farke out of contract in the summer.
Webber’s wife, Zoe Ward was recently given the title of Business and Project Director at Carrow Road, so the Webbers are heavily invested in Norwich City. With things going so well at the moment, leaving for a relegation battle on the South Coast might not appeal, even though the Saints are well funded and could no doubt offer a serious financial package upgrade.
Would he take it? Would his wife go with him? Life isn’t all about money and hopefully making a success of the Canaries would look better on his CV than a firefighting rescue job in January at Southampton.