Southampton begin search for new manager after sacking Mauricio Pellegrino

Southampton begin search for new manager after sacking Mauricio Pellegrino

Southampton begin search for new manager after sacking Mauricio Pellegrino

Southampton is in 17th place, a point and a place above the relegation zone.

Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, veteran Martin O'Neill and Koeman, who was named the new Netherlands coach last month, were among the outsiders for the job listed by bookmakers Skybet.

Southampton have sacked Mauricio Pellegrino as manager, the Premier League club announced on Monday.

A run of only one win in 17 Premier League matches has left the Saints sitting just one point and one place above the relegation zone.

Two of Pellegrino's top assistants, Carlos Compagnucci and Xavier Tamarit, were also let go.

The Saints only moved to land former Alaves boss Pellegrino as Claude Puel's replacement last summer, but the Argentinian hasn't managed to see out the season.


Silva impressed many with his ultimately fruitless attempts to guide Hull City to Premier League safety previous year and he made a good start at Watford this season until an approach from Everton soured his relations with the club.

As The Guardian wrote at the time, Puel "did not fall short of the reasonable expectations that Southampton could have had when they appointed him less than a year ago, he just failed to meet their admirably unreasonable ones".

Southampton wish to get a new manager hired before their FA Cup quarter-final against Wigan, which will be played on Sunday, and Le Tissier joined talkSPORT to react to the sacking.

But who will take on the challenge of keeping the Saints up?

Mark Hughes is the leading candidate for the vacant managerial position after Southampton prioritised the need for Premier League experience and an immediate ability to galvanise their flagging squad.

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