Pellegrino sorry to leave Southampton in danger

The team are one point above the relegation zone after winning only once in 17 Premier League games and there is a strong feeling that they now need a manager who will have an impact, but potentially also fit with a longer term playing philosophy that gives younger players their chance.

The Coach was forced out after the club recorded just one win in 17 matches, a situation that leaves them just one point above relegation.

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Hughes spent Tuesday locked in talks with Southampton following their decision to sack Mauricio Pellegrino on Monday.

Mark Hughes is the leading candidate to succeed Mauricio Pellegrino as the Southampton manager.

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The Premier League club took the decision to fire him, after the Saints lost 3-0 at Newcastle on Saturday.

Southampton will play its next premier league game against Swansea City. Croat Bilic was dismissed by West Ham last November after more than two years in charge at the East London club, during which he led them to seventh and 11th place finishes in the Premier League.

Pellegrino leaves St Mary's having won just eight of his 34 matches in charge, but the Argentine has acknowledged that he can not dispute being sacked by the South-coast club.

Given that the Saints only have eight league games to go then club legend, and caretaker, Kelvin Davis could well be an option until the end of the season.

Saints will be hoping to appoint Pellegrino's successor quickly, with an FA Cup quarter-final at Wigan looming on Sunday.

  • Lawrence Cooper