Southampton sack Pellegrino ahead of relegation fight

Doug Mendoza
March 13, 2018

Southampton parted ways with manager Mauricio Pellegrino on Monday with the south-coast club sitting just a point above the relegation zone in the Premier League.

Mauricio Pellegrino's men went behind after just 64 seconds at St James' Park and never looked like coming back, having just two shots on target in the whole match.

Former Hull City boss Marco Silva is a name that could be thrown around, as he is now without a club following his departure from Watford earlier this season.

Pellegrino took over from Claude Puel in June and was charged with building upon last season's eighth-place finish while freeing the players from the Frenchman's conservative approach.

Now with eight games remaining this season, Southampton will be fighting to maintain their Premier League status.

Le Tissier, who played 443 league games for Southampton over a 17-year stint, added blame should not just lie at the door of the manager, and wants the next boss to bring fresh impetus to the under-performing players. "We are confident we will stay up, we have confidence in our team and we are doing well".

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Southampton play Wigan Athletic on Sunday in the FA Cup quarter-finals, but their poor league form has cost the former Liverpool defender his position.

"The club will look to appoint a new management team as soon as possible", Southamtpon said in a statement on their website.

Saturday's 3-0 hammering away to Newcastle left Southampton fans pleading with the board to take action.

Pellegrino admitted as much himself after the Newcastle defeat, saying: "I observed some players who gave up and we can not show this, to be honest".

Southampton, who are the ninth Premier League club to change manager this term, are in their sixth straight season in the top flight and have not finished lower than 14th in that time.

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