Friday, 23 June 2017

BREAKING NEWS:- Pellegrino appointed Southampton manager

Having sacked Claude Puel after just one season at the helm
Southampton have replaced him with Mauricio Pellegrino. From direct
source Mauricio Pellegrino has been confirmed as the new Southampton
manager on a three-year deal, succeeding the sacked Claude Puel.
The Saints sacked Claude Puel this month after just one season at the
helm, despite having reached the EFL Cup final and secured a top-eight
It outlines the weighty expectations that will be on Pellegrino's
shoulders, with the 45-year-old having last been in charge at Alaves.
He guided the LaLiga club to their first ever Copa del Rey final in
2016-17, in which they were beaten 3-1 by Barcelona."I am really happy
to become the new coach of Southampton football club," said the
Argentine, whose playing career included a spell at Liverpool, where
he also worked as a coach alongside Rafael Benitez. "The club has a
great reputation for having a strong and stable structure, competing
in the Premier League and playing attractive football.
"I think my philosophy and the culture of the club will work well
together. We have to be a team on and off the pitch; I want to make
the supporters proud of the players and to feel part of the game every
week. I want to win matches, be successful and develop a team spirit
where everyone gives 100 per cent and supports each other.
"I am excited and passionate about what the future holds for us and
look forward to meeting the players and beginning our preparation for
the new season."

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