Everton fans beg Southampton to take Allardyce after Pellegrino sacking

Everton fans beg Southampton to take Allardyce after Pellegrino sacking

Everton fans beg Southampton to take Allardyce after Pellegrino sacking

The ex-Watford boss was immediately made the stand-out favourite to take over at St.Mary's stadium after Pellegrino was relieved of his managerial duties on Monday, but reports have since suggested otherwise.

― Reuters picLONDON, March 13 ― Southampton's refusal to sell defender Virgil van Dijk in the close season had disrupted their Premier League campaign which ultimately led to manager Mauricio Pellegrino being sacked, former club captain Matt Le Tissier has said.

Southampton have won only five league games all season and their 3-2 win at bottom club West Brom in February is their only league win since November.

Saints are not considering former West Ham boss Slaven Bilic at present
Saints are not considering former West Ham boss Slaven Bilic at present

The 46-year-old has paid the price for a dismal run of form that has seen the Saints win just one of their past 17 matches.

A former Southampton striker, he was seriously considered for the Southampton job way back in 2004 when Paul Sturrock eventually replaced Gordon Strachan.

As for Puel, he is now in charge at Leicester who, ironically, are eighth in the Premier League, the position that Saints were when they fired the Frenchman.

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

Assistant manager Carlos Compagnucci and assistant first-team coach Xavier Tamarit have also parted company with the club.

And to think, they sacked Claude Puel for finishing 8th.

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Journalist Jeremy Wilson has claimed that Silva is not in the frame and that Southampton are on the lookout for a manager - with Premier League experience - in by the weekend.

Saints will be hoping to appoint Pellegrino's successor quickly, with an FA Cup quarter-final at Wigan looming on Sunday.

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