Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier has revealed Kevin Keegan is not the only man he has talked to about the managerial vacancy should he complete his takeover of the Coca-Cola League One club.
Le Tissier remains hopeful his Pinnacle Consortium can overcome their recent frustrations to complete their takeover - with a second consortium insisting it has the cash in place to buy Saints should the former England international's bid dramatically fail.
Keegan has been heavily linked with a return to Southampton but Le Tissier told Sky Sports News: "Kevin is not the only one I have sat down and talked to. I have sat down and talked to a lot of my contacts in the game.
"We need to clarify the manager's position and we will look at that, I have spoken to a lot of people and taken a lot of advice and when the takeover is complete we will sit down and talk about it.
"For me this is a new job and I need to gather as much information as I can and there are several other people I have spoken to and no decision on a new manager has been made.
"Unfortunately Kevin was pictured and the papers got hold of it and everyone put two and two together."
Le Tissier also remains "determined" to go through with the deal despite a late snag, with the Football League set for an emergency meeting today to discuss Pinnacle's bid.
Some of the finer details of the deal have not been ironed out with the Football League, who deducted Saints 10 points after their parent company Southampton Leisure Holdings plc went into administration in April.
Le Tissier added: "Issues have cropped up, we are a still very much in the running and determined and we think it is in the best interests of the club."