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Southampton 'set to name Swansea boss Russell Martin as their new manager next week'

Martin was due to fly to Washington DC to meet Swansea's American owners on Thursday for talks over his future but has remained at home.

Relegated club expected to agree a deal for Martin next week37-year-old has one year left on his contract at the Welsh sideRussell Martin is in line to become the new Southampton manager. who were relegated from the Premier League last week, are expected to formalise a deal to make Martin their new manager next week. Swansea are awaiting a formal approach for Martin, who has developed a fine reputation there in the second tier after leaving MK Dons.

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