When a whole host of key assets to Southampton left the club in the summer of 2014, everybody feared the worst.
Pundits were crying out “relegation”, fans were in meltdown at the recent player sales and things were looking incredibly bleak on the south coast after such a momentous, record-breaking season.
When manager Mauricio Pochettino opted to seek pastures new at the end of his first full season with the club in the form of Tottenham, concerns were raised as to how the Saints would cope without the Argentinian, but now looking back on the fretting of supporters all throughout that summer, what was there to worry about?
New boss Ronald Koeman came into the club with, admittedly, a humungous task on his hands, but he has more than delivered and repaid the club’s faith in him as after players have come and gone, he has provided Southampton with it’s first taste of European football in over a decade, as well as even more record-breaking moments.
Here, I will round up Koeman’s greatest five moments as Southampton manager.