Agence France-PresseMarch 12, 2014 12:18
Premier League club Southampton on Wednesday named Canadian ice hockey guru Ralph Krueger as their new chairman.
The 54-year-old, who has never previously worked in football, succeeds Nicola Cortese, who stepped down in January.
A former ice hockey player and NHL coach, Krueger most recently worked as a consultant to Canada's gold medal-winning ice hockey team at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
"I am honoured to take on the role of chairman of Southampton Football Club and the (holding company) group," Krueger said in a statement published on the club website.