- Ex Manchester City coach Mark Hughes has been tipped to replace Pellegrino at Southampton
- Mauricio Pellegrino was sacked on Monday night, March 12, by Southampton chiefs
Former Manchester City coach Mark Hughes has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Argentine Mauricio Pellegrino who was sacked at Southampton.
The hammer of Southampton chiefs fell on Mauricio Pellegrino on Monday, March 12, as the club reacted to their 0-3 loss against Newcastle United.
Mark Hughes is an experienced Premier League coach and Southampton chiefs are eyeing a move for the 54-year-old Welshman with 8 games to end the season.
Hughes is sixth on the Premier League list for matches managed behind Arsène Wenger, Sir Alex Ferguson, Harry Redknapp, David Moyes and Sam Allardyce.
Out of Southampton's 8 remaining games this season, only 3 of these fixtures will be played at home in which two of those are against Chelsea and Manchester City.
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The Saints are currently occupying 17th position on the Premier League standings with 28 points from 30 games.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Premier League club Southampton sacked their manager Mauricio Pellegrino with just eight games to the end of the ongoing EPL season in England.
Southampton have not been impressive this season in the Premier League as they currently occupy 17th position on the League standings.
Mauricio Pellegrino is a retired Argentine footballer who was appointed as the coach of Southampton nine months ago.
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