Southampton appoint Pellegrino as new manager

Former Alaves coach signs three-year deal at St Mary’s

Mauricio Pellegrino has been appointed as the new Southampton manager. Photograph:  Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Mauricio Pellegrino has been appointed as the new Southampton manager. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

 

Mauricio Pellegrino has been appointed as the new Southampton manager on a three-year deal.

Despite guiding Saints to eighth in the Premier League and the EFL Cup final in his first season, frustrations behind the scenes and in the stands led to Claude Puel’s sacking last week.

Southampton have acted quickly to name his successor, with former Alaves boss Pellegrino penning a contract at St Mary’s.

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