Southampton Football Club can confirm that Matt Crocker, the club’s Director of Football Operations, will leave the club at the end of the 2022/23 season.

Crocker, who rejoined the club in January 2020, has chosen to end his second spell with the club and pursue a new challenge.

The club would like to thank Matt for his excellent service and professionalism over his two spells at Southampton.

He will continue to lead the club’s football operations across the men’s first team, academy programme and the girls' and women's programme until the end of the season.

Any update on plans for after this time will be communicated in due course.