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Mauricio Pochettino is looking forward to a positive working relationship with new Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger.

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Pochettino has overseen a positive season for the Saints on the pitch, but things have been less than steady behind-the-scenes since the shock departure of executive chairman Nicola Cortese.

Cortese was important in bringing the Uruguayan to St Mary's, leading to speculation about his future and, although he remains coy about that, Pochettino has no plans to leave the club in the near future.

"I do have one more year on my contract, don't I?" he said. "That also doesn't guarantee anything in football either."

Krueger has been handed responsibility by owner Katharina Liebherr to take the club forward and spoke glowiingly of Pochettino and his staff on his appointment, something the club's manager is thankful for.

"Of course it is always nice to hear someone has spoken nicely about someone and I thank him for that," Pochettino added.

"It is clear that this club needs tranquillity after all the upheaval that happened at the beginning of January.

"There are two months left in the league, a lot of changes this club is going through at this moment and it is clear right now we need good words to move forwards in a calm and relaxed manner at this football club."

The Saints face Norwich on Saturday and Pochettino believes it is a match that will play a big part in where they finish at the end of the season, with his aim still to finish in the top half of the Premier League.

"Right now we're in ninth position in the table and we want to be eighth," he said. "That is basically our goal at the moment.

"We always want to be climbing positions and Saturday is an important game to do that.

"We want to win points as much as we can, want to climb positions as much as we can from here on to the end of the season.

"To be in the top 10 teams I think is a very good growth for this team and a very important thing for this football club."

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