Former Norwich City captain Russell Martin is in the frame to become the new Southampton manager, according to reports.

The Saints are looking to plot a route back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, after their relegation was confirmed last weekend.

Ruben Selles has been in temporary charge since Nathan Jones' February dismissal, but the south coast club have been interviewing candidates to replace him and are appreciative of Martin's style of play, according to The Times.

Martin was appointed by the Swans in August 2021 after two years as manager at MK Dons, leading them to a 10th-placed Championship finish - three places above Norwich - and beating the Canaries 3-0 at Carrow Road.

He spent 10 years in Norfolk as a player, playing 308 games and scoring 17 goals as well as captaining the side for more than five years, during which he led them to promotion via the play-offs.