A year ago Markus bought the club three days before a winding up order was certain. A five year plan to return the club to the top flight in force and remain his legacy as embedded in the club policy is to provide attacking football to the highest level for the fans eventually to become known as The Southampton way.
No matter where you stand or which team you support in any sport you could not have had a finer more jovial yet passionate man behind the scenes. The Exec Chairman Nicola Cortese was his trusted friend and banker for many years. The Chairman will carry out Markus's plans for the club into the future.
Deepest sympathy to The Leibherr family to his close friend Nicola Cortese and to grieving fans around the world..
Rest in Peace Markus Saints will march on in your memory.