Southampton Football Club have confirmed that Ralph Krueger has left his position as chairman. 

As reported by the club’s official website, the 59-year-old’s contract comes to an end on June 30, and no measures will be taken to renew his deal, it has been confirmed. 

After negotiations with Katharina Liebherr and owner Gao Jisheng, Southampton decided that Krueger would be let go after six years at St Mary’s Stadium. 

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The Saints dismissed vice-chairman Les Reed last year as a restructuring of the board began to take place, and Krueger’s exit is sure to leave a void that will need to be filled. 

Southampton’s leadership structure will become more evident at the end of the season, as per the official statement, but in the meantime, current vice-chairman Martin Semmens will step up as Krueger’s replacement, according to BBC Sport’s Adam Blackmore.