A Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 file photo showing Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino applauding during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at the St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England.
Some fans were happy to see the back of former coach Claude Puel with many questioning his style of play, Pellegrino was brought in but it has only got worse where the Frenchman has gone from strength-to-strength with Leicester City.
The club also conirmed that Pellegrino's backroom staff would be following the Argentinian through the exit door. Pellegrino's assistants, Carlos Compagnucci and Xavier Tamarit, also left the club yesterday.
Southampton have sacked manager Mauricio Pellegrino after just one win in their last 17 Premier League games, the relegation-threatened club said on Monday (March 12).
The Saints now languish in 17th position in the Premier League after suffering a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle on Saturday.
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Southampton take on Wigan in the FA Cup quarter-finals this Sunday and due to the upcoming worldwide break, they don't have another Premier League match until March 31 when they travel to London to face West Ham United.
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. However the team have struggled in front of goal, and he departs with Southampton one place and one point above the bottom three.
Since returning to the Premier League in 2012, Southampton have been successful in managing a high turnover of managers and playing staff.
"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 Southampton statement added. "I observed some players who gave up and we can not show this, to be honest", he told reporters at his post-match press conference.