Radhi Jaïdi Feed
Jaïdi makes US move
Under-23s coach joins Hartford Athletic as part of 12-month secondment.
Jaïdi: It's a learning curve
Radhi Jaïdi dissects young Saints defeat at Leicester.
Jaïdi: A quick turnover is good
Saints youngsters face second Premier League 2 clash in four days.
Jaïdi: Not good enough
Under-23s coach disappointed with below par Saints.
Jaïdi: We didn't take our chances
Under-23s coach disappointed after Stoke draw.
Jaïdi on Premier League Cup hopes
Under-23s host Stoke City at Staplewood in first group stage clash.
Jaïdi on defeat at Walsall
Saints suffer narrow loss in Leasing.com Trophy.
Jaïdi encouraged by battling Saints
Under-23s coach reflects on valuable St Mary's experience.
Jaïdi relishing St Mary's experience
Saints Under-23s coach previews the visit of Chelsea.
Jaïdi: We're growing in experience
Youngsters travel to the capital for latest Premier League 2 clash.
Jaïdi encouraged by young Saints
Under-23 boss proud of display in narrow Forest Green defeat.
Jaïdi: We have to hold our hands up
Under-23s coach on Everton disappointment.
Jaïdi: Performances have been positive
Under-23s coach on Friday night's Everton clash.
Jaïdi: Let's take our chances
Under-23s boss calls for ruthless streak in front of goal.
Jaïdi on difficult Derby clash
Young Saints entertain Derby County at Staplewood tonight.
Jaïdi on City fightback
Young Saints come from behind to beat Man City on opening weekend of PL2.
Saints learn EFL Trophy opponents
Youngsters grouped with Coventry, Walsall and Forest Green.
Jaïdi's pride in his promotion winners
Southampton Under-23s boss reflects on victory in the Premier League 2 play-off final.
Jaïdi: Seizing opportunity
Under-23s prepare for play-off finale against Newcastle at St Mary's.
Jaïdi's pride at Villa performance
Saints Under-23s coach on 2-0 Play-Off semi-final success.
Jaïdi on play-off hopes
Under-23s set sights on Premier League 2 play-off glory.
Jaïdi: Enjoying the ride
Buoyant youngsters in high spirits ahead of final PL2 tie at St Mary's.
Jaïdi: "The boys felt the pressure"
Radhi Jaïdi rues missed opportunities as Saints slip in PL2 title race with draw at West Brom.
Jaïdi: Boys hungry to achieve something
Saints’ U23s boss calls for calm and composure ahead of final two decisive fixtures
Radhi Jaïdi BiographyLast updated 30 Aug 2019
Former clubs: Espérance, Bolton Wanderers, Birmingham City
Radhi Jaïdi arrived at Southampton in 2009, as one of the first additions following Markus Liebherr’s takeover, which lifted the club out of administration and signalled a bright new era at St Mary’s.
Jaïdi was a big part of that, becoming a key component of the side that would win the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in 2009/10 and then achieve promotion to the Championship the following season, as the foundations were laid for Saints’ return to the Premier League.
The Tunisian centre-back made a total of 68 appearances, scoring four goals, with the club, before hanging up his playing boots at the end of 2011/12, when the team regained its top-flight status.
It marked the end of a brilliant playing career for Jaïdi, who had initially made his name with Espérance Sportive de Tunis in his homeland, before arriving in England in 2004.
Bolton Wanderers had been his first destination, spending two memorable years there, as he helped them finish sixth in the Premier League in his first season, which earned the club a UEFA Cup spot. Bolton would finish eighth the following season and reach the last 32 in Europe
Jaïdi then completed a transfer to Birmingham City in 2006, ultimately making close to 100 appearances for the Blues and twice helping them achieve promotion into the Premier League during his three years at St Andrew’s.
He also enjoyed a fantastic international career with Tunisia, as part of the country’s squads for the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, scoring in the group stages against Saudi Arabia in the latter of those, and earning 105 caps in total, while also lifting the Africa Cup of Nations in 2004.
Having finished his playing days with Southampton, Jaïdi remained at the club and soon became a coach within the Academy.
There, he has been instrumental in the development of many young internationals and players, a number of which have gone on to achieve first-team recognition, with Jaïdi becoming lead coach for the Under-23s squad in 2017, having previously assisted Martin Hunter in that age group.
In 2018/19, Jaïdi – who was accepted onto the UEFA Pro Licence course – further underlined his reputation as a coach by leading the Under-23s to the semi-finals of the prestigious Premier League International Cup.