Interim manager Kelvin Davis has revealed that he would like to be the permanent Southampton boss at some point in the future.
The Saints’ first-team coach and former goalkeeper, who made over 300 appearances for the club over a 10-year spell in his playing days, was promoted to head coach for the side’s Premier League trip to face Tottenham at Wembley on Wednesday night after Mark Hughes and his coaches Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki were sacked on Monday.
Davis’ hopes of being handed the role on a longer term basis have been dashed before his first game in the dugout with former RB Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl on the verge of being appointed on a three-year deal.
However, the 42-year-old is adamant that he would like a chance to take charge of the Saints further on in his coaching career. “The opportunity I’ve got now is to take the lads for a couple of days’ training and to prepare for the Tottenham game,” said Davis. “After that is after that.
I don’t think it would be wise to even consider anything after that. “My aspirations are to continue to support the club as best I can and if one day an opportunity arises to become a manager I would love that. But for now that’s a million miles away from my mind.”