Duo take charge of Saints after Burley takes Scotland post

Last updated at 14:44 24 January 2008

John Gorman and Jason Dodd have been put in caretaker charge of Southampton following George Burley's decision to take the Scotland job.

Saints are beginning the search for a new manager with former Derby boss Billy Davies, ex-Leicester and Coventry chief Micky Adams and Glenn Hoddle - who

managed the club for just over a year in 2000 - all being linked with the role.

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George Burley

Former Swindon and Wycombe boss Gorman, who was Hoddle's assistant at Southampton, is currently on the scouting staff at St Mary's while Dodd is first-team coach.

The pair have been put in charge of Saints' FA Cup fourth-round clash with another managerless club, League Two minnows Bury, and Tuesday's Coca-Cola Championship meeting with Norwich, as chairman Leon Crouch starts hunting for Burley's successor.

"This is a top job for someone and there are a lot of good candidates out there," Crouch told www.saintsfc.co.uk.

"We are disappointed to lose George Burley but we will now sit down and look at all the options and decide how to move forward.

"In the meantime we are fully focused on two big home games in quick succession and we are confident the management team will hold things together strongly while we consider our options."