Southampton Sack Pellegrino

March 13, 2018

Southampton have parted ways with manager, Mauricio Pellegrino, with eight games left this season. Pellegrino’s assistants have also been sacked.

The Argentinian has spent nine months in charge, and The Saints have only had one win in 17 matches.

The club is now hovering one point above the relegation zone, and the final straw for the club’s board came on Saturday when Southampton lost 3-0 loss to Newcastle, with a meeting called in the aftermath to decide the best way forward.

The Saints are reportedly looking to appoint a new manager quickly, ideally before this Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final at Wigan Athletic.

Both Marco Silva, former Watford and Hull City manager, and Slavisa Jokanovic, Fulham manager, have also previously been linked with the club.

In an official statement, Southampton said: “We would like to place on record our thanks to Mauricio, Carlos and Xavier for their efforts during their time with Southampton, and wish them well for the future. The club will look to appoint a new management team as soon as possible, with the search for a replacement already underway.”