The former Feyenoord coach, who has previously taken charge of the likes of Benfica and Valencia, is in line to bring his brother, Erwin, with him to St Mary's Stadium
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"It's correct that there are talks," Cees Ploegsma, agent to Erwin Koeman, told Voetbal International. "They want Ronald to be manager and his brother Erwin as his assistant."
Ronald's representative, Guido Albers, added that his client, who has previous coached the likes of Ajax, Benfica and Valencia, would suit the "ambitious" south-coast side.
"Ronald wants to make a next step in his career at an ambitious club with possibilities," he explained.
"Southampton fits in that profile. Pochettino made a solid base and Ronald is the ideal candidate to build the squad from there."
The Saints finished eighth in the Premier League in 2013-14, recording their highest points tally in the division on the way.