Premier League outfit Southampton have this evening announced their decision to sack Mauricio Pellegrino, following a dismal spell of form.
46-year-old Argentinian tactician Pellegrino arrived at St. Mary’s in June of last year, following the sacking of Claude Puel.
The former Liverpool defender had managed the likes of Valencia, Estudiantes and Alaves before his arrival at Southampton, but has since never seemed truly capable of laying down his blueprint with the Saints.
To this point in the Premier League season, Southampton have picked up just 28 points from 30 games, leaving the club just a place and a solitary point above the English top flight’s relegation zone.
It should be noted that the Saints finished in a hugely impressive 8th-place under Claude Puel last season.
However, despite the club having picked up just 1 win from their previous 16 games ahead of their clash with Newcastle at the weekend, the board at St. Mary’s had, to this point, stuck with Pellegrino.
But a 3-0 drubbing at St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon was the straw that broke the camel’s back for the South American, with Southampton having announced via the club’s official website and social media channels this evening that they have parted ways with Pellegrino with immediate effect:
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) March 12, 2018