Rogers named Saints chief

  • Last Updated: March 25 2014, 12:29 GMT

Southampton have appointed Gareth Rogers as chief executive officer on a full-time basis, the Barclays Premier League club confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.

Ralph Krueger: Hailed Rogers appointment as 'another step forward'
Ralph Krueger: Hailed Rogers appointment as 'another step forward'

Following the shock departure of executive chairman Nicola Cortese in January, Saints owner Katharina Liebherr has looked to establish a new boardroom team, with former Edmonton Oilers ice hockey coach Ralph Krueger becoming chairman shortly after arriving at St Mary's as a director.

Rogers has held the position of interim chief executive for the past two months, having previously been Saints' chief financial officer since March 2011.

Krueger is confident it is the right appointment to help take Southampton forwards.

"Gareth has done an excellent job leading our operation through a challenging and transitional period over the past two months. In that time he has proved himself to be decisive, open to innovation and able to inspire others to share his great values," Canada-born German Krueger said.

"His appointment is another important step forward for our leadership team as we continue to grow this great club."