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Mauricio Pellegrino is the latest manager to take on the job at Southampton following the dismissal earlier in June of Claude Puel. Pellegrino signed a three-year deal, much like his predecessor did, but will he beat Claude and stay in the position longer than a year?
It was Puel's first managerial position in England, having previously only worked in France with Nice, Lyon, Lille, and Monaco. Puel led the Saints to the EFL Cup final and an 8th place finish.
Over the years Southampton have produced a number of talented young players, including Theo Walcott, Gareth Bale, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Unfortunately, the Hampshire outfit have not been able to hold onto these stars as the lure of the Premier League's top clubs has been too strong. Although this is something the club have been determined to stop.
Former manager Nigel Adkins led the club to back-to-back promotions from League One up to the Premier League. Adkins built together a decent team who employ fast, attacking football, leading the Saints to Johnstone's Paint Trophy glory in 2010.
Numerous drawns but few defeats has seen Southampton enjoy a strong run of results. Defeats against Liverpool and Crystal Palace are the only black marks on a run that has seen them amass wins against West Bromwich Albion, West Bromwich Albion, Watford and Fulham while sharing the spoils versus Burnley, Brighton and Hove Albion, Tottenham Hotspur and Watford
|03 Mar||Southampton||15:00||Stoke City|
|10 Mar||Newcastle United||15:00||Southampton|
|17 Mar||Swansea City||15:00||Southampton|
|31 Mar||Southampton||14:00||West Ham United|
|03 Mar||vs Stoke City||15:00|
|10 Mar||@ Newcastle United||15:00|
|17 Mar||@ Swansea City||15:00|
|31 Mar||vs West Ham United||14:00|
|07 Apr||@ Arsenal||14:00|
|14 Apr||vs Chelsea||14:00|