Radhi Jaïdi Feed
Jaïdi's pride in his promotion winners
Southampton Under-23s boss reflects on victory in the Premier League 2 play-off final.
Jaïdi: Seizing opportunity
Under-23s prepare for play-off finale against Newcastle at St Mary's.
Jaïdi's pride at Villa performance
Saints Under-23s coach on 2-0 Play-Off semi-final success.
Jaïdi on play-off hopes
Under-23s set sights on Premier League 2 play-off glory.
Jaïdi: Enjoying the ride
Buoyant youngsters in high spirits ahead of final PL2 tie at St Mary's.
Jaïdi: "The boys felt the pressure"
Radhi Jaïdi rues missed opportunities as Saints slip in PL2 title race with draw at West Brom.
Jaïdi: Boys hungry to achieve something
Saints’ U23s boss calls for calm and composure ahead of final two decisive fixtures
Jaïdi's pride in Saints' youngsters
Under-23s coach reflects on end of Premier League International Cup run.
Video: Jaïdi reflects on cup run
Radhi Jaïdi reflects on the end of Southampton Under-23s' Premier League International Cup journey.
Jaïdi: Three points earned
Under-23s boss praises work ethic in the aftermath of Norwich win.
Jaïdi on Wolves defeat
Youngsters miss the chance lead PL2 ahead of final three league fixtures.
Jaïdi on Wolves showdown
Under-23s travel to Molineux Stadium for top of the table clash.
Jaïdi praises 'tremendous' Saints
Youngsters sweep aside Villarreal to book a place in the PL International Cup semi-finals.
Jaïdi: The will to achieve
Young Saints prepare to host Villarreal in the Premier League International Cup.
Jaïdi: Positive pressure
Under-23s gear up for a season-defining few weeks.
Jaïdi: I couldn't ask for more
High praise from the Under-23s boss as Saints put six past County.
Jaïdi: Preparation is key
Under-23s gear up for a crucial Premier League 2 meeting with Fulham.
Jaïdi on PL Cup disappointment
Under-23s boss assess Newcastle United defeat.
Jaïdi on Man Utd clash
Under-23s face crucial Premier League 2 tie in Manchester.
Young players' progression delights Jaïdi
Southampton Under-23s boss on seeing some of his key players advance to the first-team.
Jaïdi on Leeds cup clash
Southampton Under-23s boss Radhi Jaïdi looks ahead to Monday night's Premier League Cup trip to Leeds United.
Jaïdi: Experience shone through
Under-23s boss hails influence of returning youngsters.
Jaïdi praises clinical Saints
Youngsters overpower Stoke in Premier League 2.
Radhi Jaïdi BiographyLast updated 30 Apr 2019
Former clubs: Espérance, Bolton Wanderers, Birmingham City
Radhi Jaïdi arrived at Southampton in 2009, as one of the first additions following Markus Liebherr’s takeover, which lifted the club out of administration and signalled a bright new era at St Mary’s.
Jaïdi was a big part of that, becoming a key component of the side that would win the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in 2009/10 and then achieve promotion to the Championship the following season, as the foundations were laid for Saints’ return to the Premier League.
The Tunisian centre-back made a total of 68 appearances, scoring four goals, with the club, before hanging up his playing boots at the end of 2011/12, when the team regained its top-flight status.
It marked the end of a brilliant playing career for Jaïdi, who had initially made his name with Espérance Sportive de Tunis in his homeland, before arriving in England in 2004.
Bolton Wanderers had been his first destination, spending two memorable years there, as he helped them finish sixth in the Premier League in his first season, which earned the club a UEFA Cup spot. Bolton would finish eighth the following season and reach the last 32 in Europe
Jaïdi then completed a transfer to Birmingham City in 2006, ultimately making close to 100 appearances for the Blues and twice helping them achieve promotion into the Premier League during his three years at St Andrew’s.
He also enjoyed a fantastic international career with Tunisia, as part of the country’s squads for the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, scoring in the group stages against Saudi Arabia in the latter of those, and earning 105 caps in total, while also lifting the Africa Cup of Nations in 2004.
Having finished his playing days with Southampton, Jaïdi remained at the club and soon became a coach within the Academy.
There, he has been instrumental in the development of many young internationals and players, a number of which have gone on to achieve first-team recognition, with Jaïdi becoming lead coach for the Under-23s squad in 2017, having previously assisted Martin Hunter in that age group.
In 2018/19, Jaïdi – who was accepted onto the UEFA Pro Licence course – further underlined his reputation as a coach by leading the Under-23s to the semi-finals of the prestigious Premier League International Cup.