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Southampton sack Pellegrino

English Premier League side, Southampton have relieved Mauricio Pellegrino of his job as manager amid poor run that has kept the team one place above the Premier League relegation zone.

The sack followed a 3-0 defeat of the Saints at Newcastle United on Saturday, which meant they have only won one game in 17 matches.

Following Saturday’s loss, the former Argentina defender, who replaced Claude Puel in June, said he “observed some players who gave up”.

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According to a statement on the club’s website, the assistant manager Carlos Compagnucci and assistant first-team coach Xavier Tamarit have also left the club.

The club added that they want to “appoint a new management team as soon as possible, with the search for a replacement already underway”.

Meanwhile, Southampton will be playing this weekend, as they face League One side Wigan for a place in the English FA Cup semi-finals.

 

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