Steinbach’s Ralph Krueger and Southampton F.C. parting ways

The ongoing shake-up at Premier League club Southampton has led to the departure of chairman Ralph Krueger after five years in the role.Southampton’s Chinese ownership, Gao Jisheng and his family, also fired vice chairman Les Reed and technical director Martin Hunter in November.Story continues below

READ MORE: ‘They don’t have to worry about going home and hoovering’: Valour FC heads out on first road tripReed, in particular, played a key role in establishing the team in the Premier League through his astute recruitment of players and has since become technical director at the Football Association.Southampton says the club will “release more information about the future leadership structure” at the end of the season. The team is battling to avoid relegation with a month remaining.READ MORE: Ralph Krueger new chairman of Southampton FC (March 2014)Krueger, a Canadian-born German who was a professional hockey coach, joined Southampton in 2014, initially as a director before becoming chairman. His contract was due to expire at the end of the season.Get daily local headlines and alerts