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Sack Race - Sat Jun 2 1:44 PM
Former Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino is back in management with Spanish side Leganes, three months after losing his job at St Mary's.The Argentine has put pen-to-paper and signed a one-year deal with the La Liga side, who were recently left managerless after Asier Garitano decided to ve...
Sack Race - Wed May 9 9:42 AM
Sam Allardyce’s future at Everton has been the subject of widespread debate for some time now.Saturday’s lacklustre 1-1 draw with Southampton did nothing to encourage doubters that Big Sam is the right man to take Everton forward, with the late equaliser masking what was otherwise a poor performa...
Sack Race - Fri Mar 23 12:35 PM
IAIN DUNCAN SMITH famously sounded the clarion call for the mumbling classes with his famous speech when leader of the Conservative party.He warned then PM Tony Blair that the ‘quiet man is here and is turning up the volume’.
Sack Race - Fri Mar 16 1:32 PM
The mild backlash against Mark Hughes’s appointment as the new Southampton manager is inherently unfair.At a time when fans are becoming increasingly irritated by the safety-first decision-making in boardrooms, punctuated by the same few old British managers swapping jobs from one week to the nex...
Sack Race - Wed Mar 14 10:52 PM
Mark Hughes has returned to Southampton as manager, 18 years after he left the Saints during his playing days.Hughes, who was sacked by Stoke in January, put pen to paper and signed a short-term contract through to the end of the season.
Sack Race - Wed Mar 14 9:24 AM
Mauricio Pellegrino’s dismissal from Southampton on Monday evening was inevitable and the first clear sign the club are genuinely fearful of relegation.The Argentine was one of only two managers (Eddie Howe, Bournemouth) not currently in the top seven, or at the helm of a promoted club, to have...
Sack Race - Wed Mar 14 8:48 AM
Southampton are today (Wednesday) set to appoint Mark Hughes as their new manager following Monday’s sacking of Mauricio Pellegrino.Hughes made 60 appearances for the Saints in all competitions at the end of the 1990s - under Dave Jones then Glenn Hoddle - and is now expected to return to the clu...
Sack Race - Tue Mar 13 9:19 AM
Southampton could be set to turn to former Saint Mark Hughes as they look to find a swift replacement for the sacked Mauricio Pellegrino.Pellegrino was axed on Monday night in a decision which was deemed long overdue by many Saints supporters.
Sack Race - Mon Mar 12 9:32 PM
Southampton have sacked Mauricio Pellegrino following a woeful return of five wins from 30 Premier League matches.Over the weekend the Saints sunk to a desperately disappointing 3-0 defeat away to relegation rivals Newcastle, which has in turn proved to be Pellegrino’s final outing, as he’s tonig...
Sack Race - Tue Mar 6 11:06 AM
Southampton are set to sack under-fire manager Mauricio Pellegrino at the end of the season - regardless of whether he keeps the club in the Premier League - with Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic and former Saints player Graham Potter lined-up as potential replacements.The Mirror reports that the st...
Sack Race - Fri Feb 2 4:34 PM
SOUTHAMPTON became a model for the smaller club punching above its weight in the Premier League but it’s now getting to the point where that could all be about to unravel.Technical director Les Reed does not have long to consider the options surrounding the manager Mauricio Pellegrino - the Argen...
Sack Race - Fri Feb 2 12:54 PM
It takes a lot of bottle for a football club to sack its manager in the first month of the season.Such decisive action could make or break a campaign, the wrong move likely to write off all of the forthcoming year’s work. Southampton made such a decision back at the start of the 2010/11 season, o...
Sack Race - Fri Feb 2 11:24 AM
We’ve been here before. Back in October 2015 Chelsea slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Southampton at Stamford Bridge to leave them 10 points off the pace just eight games into the season and all-but confirm the inevitable.It was in the 72nd minute - as Grazianno Pelle scored Southampton’s third 12...
Sack Race - Tue Jan 23 4:15 PM
If the unemployed Marco Silva is bidding to bounce back from his Watford sacking then he may not have to wait long until another Premier League vacancy becomes available.The Sun is reporting that struggling Southampton have targeted Silva as their next manager, with the club’s current incumbent,...
Sack Race - Wed Jan 17 10:28 AM
Former colleagues Mauricio Pellegrino and Rafa Benitez are currently embroiled in an unwanted battle at the top of the Premier League Sack Race.In the aftermath of Mark Hughes’ Stoke exit on 6th January it was Saints manager Pellegrino who was installed as the new odds-on favourite for the axe, b...
Sack Race - Fri Jan 12 2:05 PM
How quickly things change in football.It was only back in November when Watford boss Marco Silva was being touted as the next Everton manager, with the Hornets having taken 15 points from their opening 11 matches. Reports at the time suggested that the Toffees offered £10 million in compensation...
Sack Race - Mon Jan 8 2:21 PM
Seven Premier League gaffers have already been swatted aside this season, and we may not have to wait too long for an eighth managerial casualty with Southampton’s Mauricio Pellegrino under immense pressure at St Mary’s.Stoke’s belated decision to axe Mark Hughes over the weekend means that Pelle...
Sack Race - Fri Dec 29 3:15 PM
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho may have been sent to the stands the last time his side took on Southampton, but the Portuguese Coach was in an entirely different mood back then.It was September 23 and the Red Devils were unbeaten in the league as they travelled to the South coast, having be...