Pellegrino sorry to leave Southampton in danger

Dramatic changes to Premier League relegation odds after Saturday matches

The Argentine coach was only appointed last summer but has overseen a disappointing campaign with the Saints now just one point outside the relegation zone.

During his 30-match tenure as Southampton manager, Pellegrino accumulated an overall record of 5 wins, 13 draws, and 12 losses; a record a bit weaker than his predecessor, Claude Puel (12 wins, 10 draws, and 16 losses).

They are only a point above third-bottom Crystal Palace with eight games to play, with their next fixture an FA Cup quarter-final with League One Wigan Athletic before a crucial trip to 16th-placed West Ham.

Mark Hughes is the current odds-on bookmakers' favourite, while former Watford and Hull City boss Marco Silva is also said to be in the hunt.

Hughes played for Southampton for nearly two seasons towards the end of his career.

"I feel so sorry to leave the club in this situation", the Argentinian wrote on the club's official website.

Dramatic changes to Premier League relegation odds after Saturday matches

"As you know, my period in Southampton has finished".

Former head coach Mauricio Pellegrino says that he "understands" why Southampton have made the decision to end his time at St Mary's.

"Some moments we managed this, some moments we couldn't, but we have been living a hard season for many reasons. I have enjoyed an awesome experience and I know that Southampton has everything required to move forward".

News of Pellegrino's dismissal on Monday follows the Saints' 0-3 loss last weekend away to Newcastle United, their fourth consecutive league match without a victory.

The Frenchman had guided the Saints to the league cup final (their first appearance in a final for 14 years) and eighth place in the Premier League, not a bad balance sheet after one season in charge.

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