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It's time to #AskPahars!

Fan favourite Marians Pahars to speak exclusively to St. Mary's Musings! But we want YOUR questions...

#AskPahars: Marians Pahars is going to be speaking exclusively to St. Mary's Musings!
#AskPahars: Marians Pahars is going to be speaking exclusively to St. Mary's Musings!
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That's right. Marians Pahars is coming to St. Mary's Musings.

We're going to be speaking to 'The Latvian Michael Owen' about all things Saints, as we near the 10th anniversary of Pahars' emotional goodbye to St. Mary's.

On the 30th of April, it'll be ten years since Marians Pahars waved goodbye to the Saints supporters during a lap of honour, following a 2-0 win over Leicester City in the Championship.

Now he's set to answer supporters questions in a special question and answer session.


As you'll have seen from our Facebook and Twitter account, we're giving you the chance to put your own questions to Marians.

For Twitter users, all you have to do is tweet your question to '@StMarysMusings' with the hashtag '#AskPahars'.

For Facebook users, simply comment on the relevant post with your question and '#AskPahars'.

If anyone else wishes to submit a question by a means other than social media, then feel free to leave your question in the comments section below.

The deadline for all questions is 00:00 BST on Friday.

If you're any later than 23:59 on Thursday night, then unfortunately your question won't be included.

We'll make sure to read through every question, and then we'll put our favourites forward to be answered by Marians.

In the near future, we'll publish a further article containing his answers to your questions.


Marians Pahars came to England in March 1999, with an £800,000 move from Skonto Riga seeing him become the first Latvian to play in the Premier League.

Marians went on to score three times in six games, before following it up with 13 goals in 33 appearances in his first full season.

By the time he left the south coast for Anorthosis Famagusta in 2006, he had scored 44 goals in 141 matches and cemented himself as a firm fan favourite.

At the close of his international career, Pahars had appeared for his home nation - Latvia - on 75 occasions, scoring 15 goals and playing his part as Latvia qualified for Euro 2004, held in Portugal.

Pahars, now 39, currently manages the Latvia national team, a role he has held since July 2013.

His managerial career began at his former club, Skonto Riga, where he led the club to the Baltic League title, as well as lifting the Latvian Football Cup.

In 2012, he led Skonto to a second-placed finish in the Latvian Higher League, before being approached by the Latvian Football Federation to manage the U21 national side.

Just one year later, he was named as manager of the Latvia senior team.