Sir Clive Woodward had his first hands-on role at Southampton in Saints Reserves' 2-1 win at West Ham on Tuesday night.
Woodward assisted with the reserves
Former England rugby coach Woodward assisted Stuart Henderson, who will remain in charge of Saints reserves.
Chairman Rupert Lowe said: "It's not a take-over by Clive Woodward as some people have suggested.
"Stuart will pick the team and we'll see how it's working but Harry Redknapp is on board and supports this."