Club Statement: May 25th


Southampton Football Club can confirm a change within the coaching team in the Men’s First Team environment.

The club has made the decision to part with Kelvin Davis, Dave Watson and Craig Fleming following the conclusion of the 2021/22 campaign and ahead of the return of the squad for pre-season training later in the summer.

Confirmation of new additions to the staff will be announced in due course.

The club would like to express its sincere thanks to each of the coaches for their efforts throughout their time at Southampton in various capacities.

Davis joined Saints in 2006, signing from Sunderland and spending ten memorable years as a player, which included the journey from League One to the Premier League and a long spell as captain, before remaining with the club and moving into a coaching role, ultimately joining the first-team staff in 2017.

Watson’s time at Saints began in 2014, initially as Goalkeeping Coach and subsequently Head of Goalkeeping, before he moved into a First Team Assistant Coach role in 2019, while Fleming arrived in 2015 as Under-18s Coach, eventually becoming Assistant Under-23s Coach and then joining the first-team staff.

The club wishes all three the very best for the future.