Mauricio Pellegrino Sacked by Southampton After Just Nine Months




It’s safe to say that the Mauricio Pellegrino experiment at Southampton FC  didn’t work out too well. The club announced via a press release tonight that Pellegrino, hired this past June on a three year deal as the successor to Claude Puel, is already out of a job. The club also sacked two of Pellegrino’s assistants.

It’s understandable though given how Saints now find themselves in serious peril of being relegated. The south coast club is currently just a point and one place above the drop zone.

“Southampton Football Club can today confirm that it has parted company with First Team Manager Mauricio Pellegrino,” the statement reads.


“Assistant Manager Carlos Compagnucci and Assistant First Team Coach Xavier Tamarit have also parted company with the club. We would like to place on record our thanks to Mauricio, Carlos and Xavier for their efforts during their time with Southampton, and wish them well for the future.”

“The club will look to appoint a new management team as soon as possible, with the search for a replacement already underway.”

Puel led Saints to the League Cup final last year where they lost to Manchester United. They also finished eighth which is right around the typical slot you’d expect them to finish. Southampton are almost always in that Europa League to mid table contention. It’s puzzling why they got rid of Puel, and sad to see how much they have fallen off under Pellegrino now.


It’s been reported that St. Mary’s is looking to try and tempt Brendan Rodgers away from Celtic, as they search for their next manager.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC and Chicago, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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