Southampton have sacked their manager 2 years ago

Southampton have sacked their manager

Southampton are looking for a new manager.

The Saints sacked manager Mauricio Pellegrino on Monday night. Southampton are just one point and one place above the relegation zone in the Premier League, and have eight games left this season to retain their top-flight status.

Pellegrino was appointed manager last summer, but the Saints have won just one of their last 17 league games and fell to a 3-0 defeat to relegation rivals Newcastle United on Saturday.

Southampton play Wigan Athletic on Sunday in the FA Cup quarter-finals, but their poor league form has cost the former Liverpool defender his position.