Southampton have announced the appointment of Ruben Selles as Nathan Jones' successor until the end of the season.

The 39-year-old Selles took charge of his first game as caretaker boss in last Saturday's 1-0 win over Chelsea and will remain at the helm to replace Jones, who was sacked just under two weeks ago.

Saints have been in the bottom three since Jones was appointed in November, after he won only one of his eight Premier League matches as manager, but last weekend's victory under Selles brought them to within three points of safety.

Selles' appointment until the end of the current campaign comes after Southampton failed to agree a deal with former Leeds boss Jesse Marsch.

Saturday's victory over Chelsea brought the Saints' first league win since their 2-1 triumph over Everton on 14 January.

The Spaniard had previously announced his intentions to become the club's next permanent manager, saying he has been "feeling ready for the last four years".

In a press conference last week, he said: "I've been feeling ready for the last four years, so it's no different now, it's just the scenario is bigger than it was before.

"I have a lot of personal experience, coaching hours, so I think it's a natural thing.

"I want to be the manager. I think I'm as capable of doing that as any other, but it's not my decision. I have the team now and we are really working hard to do our best.

"The club will have the patience to make a decision and they will make a decision but, of course, I will be more than happy to do the job."