The 36-year-old has spent four-and-a-half years with the Premier League club, having previously been at Watford, Huddersfield and Falkirk during his 15-year career in football.
Southampton are keen to appoint a player trading expert to replace the club’s former director of football operations, Ross Wilson, who has recently quit the club to join Rangers as reported by BBC Sport.
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Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday, with the Black Country club still on a high from their 2-0 over champions Manchester City before the international break.
The 36-year-old will leave to become the new Sporting Director at Ibrox and will be the last of the previous Saints board structure to leave their role.
The 27-year-old was introduced in the 70th minute with Scotland already 5-0 up but stepped up with confidence to curl in a superb effort from around 25 yards out.