Under new manager Ronald Koeman Southampton enjoyed another season of decent progress in 2014/15 with the club achieving its highest ever Premier League position, finishing 7th with a record 60 points, and qualifying for Europe for the first time in 12 years.
This was a testament to the success of the Southampton model, whereby a combination of thoughtful planning, good scouting and player development has allowed the club to move forward, despite selling around £130 million of talent over the past two seasons.
Summer 2014 saw the departure of Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Calum Chambers and Dejan Lovren, while manager Mauricio Pochettino also left for Spurs after 18 months at St Mary’s. The trend continued this summer, albeit at a slower pace, with Morgan Schneiderlin moving to Manchester United and Nathaniel Clyne to Liverpool.
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