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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.
A mixed set of recent results has seen Southampton collect wins versus Celta Vigo, Swansea City & Bournemouth while suffering adverse results at Borussia Monchengladbach, Manchester City, Chelsea & Chelsea. Draws against Burnley, Everton & Leicester City has seen them show mid-table form at best.
|25 Aug||Southampton||14:00||Leicester City|
|01 Sep||Crystal Palace||14:00||Southampton|
|17 Sep||Southampton||19:00||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|29 Sep||Wolverhampton Wanderers||14:00||Southampton|