Michael Owen reacts to Ronald Koeman declaring interest in Chelsea job

Michael Owen says Southampton fans won't be happy to hear Ronald Koeman express interest in Chelsea job

Michael Owen has questioned Ronald Koeman’s declaration of interest in the Chelsea job.

The Southampton manager revealed that he would like interim Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink to put in a good word for the former Barcelona manager.

Koeman replaced Mauricio Pochettino at St Mary’s in 2014 and led the Saints to a seventh-place finish in his first season in charge.

However, former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Owen reckons Koeman will have upset Saints supporters after unveiling his interest in the Chelsea position.

Owen told BT Sport: “You wouldn’t be too happy because they’re not going through the greatest period.

“You don’t normally see that from manager, they’re usually quite coy.”

Southampton face Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

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Hiddink was appointed as Chelsea’s new manager in December after the defending Premier League champions sacked Jose Mourinho following a ninth defeat of the season.

Chelsea make the trip to north London rivals Arsenal in the Premier League’s late kick-off at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

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