Le Tissier backs Southampton to win silverware

Southampton have announced they will make changes to their coaching personnel ahead of the new season.

Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier has claimed the current squad is good enough to win a trophy this season.

The south-coast club last lifted a trophy in 1976 when they were victorious in the FA Cup final.

The 2017 Carabao Cup final is the closest they have come since when they were beaten by Manchester United at Wembley, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic stealing the headlines.

Southampton know they have no chance of winning the Premier League this year, with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side looking like they will fight it out for relegation once again after a close shave last season.

Hasenhuttl’s troops are only outside the relegation zone on goal difference after three straight defeats in the league.

Bournemouth, Tottenham and Chelsea have all proved too much in recent weeks, but Le Tissier is still backing them to compete for silverware.

The Saints will not be drawn in the FA Cup until January but they already know that Manchester City are next up in the League Cup.

Southampton and City will do battle on October 29 and Le Tissier believes they have what it takes to go all the way.

He told the Daily Echo: “We got to the final of the League Cup a couple of seasons ago and just lost out narrowly to Manchester United.

“So there’s no reason why we can’t win a trophy this season. There’s a lot of talent in the squad, so hopefully we can get the best out of all of them – Nathan Redmond last season was pretty important for us.”

With the international break nearly over, Southampton can look forward to their next league game this weekend. They travel north to face Wolves on Saturday before they tackle Leicester City ahead of the meeting with the Citizens in the cup.