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 By Alex Crook

Manuel Pellegrini snub could be a costly mistake for Southampton

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes and Paul Mariner discuss Southampton's season and why they may have been the most underrated side in the Premier League.

It is a measure of how far Southampton have come in a relatively short period of time that they believe they can afford to turn their backs on a coach Manuel Pellegrini's calibre as they look to fill their vacant managerial position.

But have one of the Premier League's most upwardly mobile clubs made a potentially costly mistake by rejecting the former Manchester City and Real Madrid boss?

When Pellegrini's name was first touted as a potential successor to Ronald Koeman following the Dutchman's...

 By Ben Pearce

Southampton's Victor Wanyama would be a smart signing for Tottenham

ESPN FC Tottenham correspondent Dan Kilpatrick looks back at Spurs' season, and what it is they need for the 2016/17 season to finally finish above their North London rivals.
Victor Wanyama made 30 Premier League appearances for Southampton in 2015-16.

Tottenham have made some shrewd acquisitions from Southampton over the last two years, and they look set to make another one as they aim to complete a move for Victor Wanyama.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino and his staff, head of recruitment Paul Mitchell and centre-back Toby Alderweireld -- who spent a season on loan with the Saints from Atletico Madrid before joining Spurs -- were all key men on the south coast at St Mary's and have been just as influential in Tottenham's rapid ascent into the Champions...

 By Alex Crook

Southampton should remain intact despite imminent Wanyama exit

ESPN FC's experts discuss Ronald Koeman's impending announcement as Everton manager, despite believing that it's a lateral move.

Victor Wanyama is set to become the first player to follow Ronald Koeman out of Southampton by completing a reported £12million move to Tottenham, but supporters should not fear that the Kenyan's imminent departure will spark another summer exodus.

Wanyama had made no secret of hisdesire to play Champions League football and with the tough-tackling midfielder about to enter the final year of his contract at St Mary's, his exit was always inevitable.

Losing such a high-profile player as...

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Ronald Koeman at Everton the latest step in Farhad Moshiri revolution

Former Everton striker Brian McBride decides whether or not he feels Ronald Koeman is the right man for the job.

Ronald Koeman's arrival at Everton marks the start of a new era at Goodison Park and possibly the end of over two decades of waiting to become part of the established elite in England.

The Dutchman, prised from Southampton for a reported compensation payment of £5 million, will earn £6m a season and according to ESPN FC sources close to the club, he will have a budget of around £100m to spend on players.

Decades of penury at Everton look to be at an end. Billionaire Farhad Moshiri,...

 By Nick Ames

Shane Long ready to seize his chance with Republic of Ireland at Euro 2016

Roy Keane says the Republic of Ireland have learned from their mistakes at major tournaments.

A leap backward to control an awkward ball on the chest, a juggle with the right foot, a cute sideways clip with the left. Shane Long's assist for Stephen Ward during Ireland's 2-1 friendly defeat to Belarus was rather lost amid the flatness of the occasion.

With Robbie Keane's powers declining rapidly and the Norwich schemer Wes Hoolahan a fitful presence for all his popularity, Ireland need someone to work magic for them in tight spots. Long has emerged as their talisman in perfect time for their...

 By Alex Crook

Ronald Koeman departure a test of Les Reed's decision-making

ESPN FC's Craig Burley discusses Ronald Koeman's potential move to Everton.

Southampton have spent the past fortnight scouring Europe for a replacement for Everton-bound Ronald Koeman, but after being left disappointed at the manner of the past two managerial exits, perhaps a new approach is needed.

When Koeman was unveiled as successor to Mauricio Pochettino following the Argentine's defection to Tottenham two summers ago, bosses at the St Mary's believed they had found a manager for the long haul.

While Pochettino had made no secret of the fact he saw Saints as a stepping...