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Nux should be all over this dude in my opinion



SOUTHAMPTON, England — The ongoing shake-up at Premier League club Southampton has led to the departure of chairman Ralph Krueger after five years in the role.

Southampton's Chinese ownership, Gao Jisheng and his family, also fired vice chairman Les Reed and technical director Martin Hunter in November. Reed, in particular, played a key role in establishing the team in the Premier League through his astute recruitment of players and has since become technical director at the Football Association.Southampton says the club will "release more information about the future leadership structure" at the end of the season. The team is battling to avoid relegation with a month remaining.

Krueger, a Canadian-born German who was a professional hockey coach, including 48 games for the Edmonton Oilers during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, joined Southampton in 2014, initially as a director before becoming chairman. His contract was due to expire at the end of the season.



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23 minutes ago, Generational.EP40 said:

Not sure but Canucks own AGM Weisbrod used to be GM of the Orlando Magic 

If there is a parallel between those two men it's probably not a good idea to hire Krueger.  

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Thomas Eichin crossed sports a couple of times. He was a professional football (soccer) player in Germany. Later he was the GM of German hockey club Kölner Haie and he was quite successful there. Then he returned to football as a sporting director of German club Werder Bremen which didn't turn out that well.


But concerning Krueger: I don't think Benning is done here. I like his drafting and he hasn't been terrible with extensions. Yes, some questionable trades and FA contracts, but nothing horrible (well maybe Eriksson's contract). Don't think Krueger would come with a guarantee in making those things better.

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He coached the Swiss team that beat Canada in the 2006 olympics. He coached the Oilers for one season during their miserable years (pre-Todd) and was relatively successful compared to other coaches during that time-frame. The team regressed after he left. Sounds like he's interested in a front office position.

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