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Is Southampton destined for relegation under Mark Hughes?
12:00 Wednesday 7th November 2018

When club chairman Ralph Krueger described Mark Hughes as the “perfect fit” for Southampton in May, he didn't envisage a repeat of the club's struggles under Mauricio Pellegrino. That is exactly where the club finds itself.…

Managerial News
Is Mark Hughes' position at Southampton under pressure ?
08:00 Saturday 1st September 2018

 Mark Hughes is among the seven winless managers after three Premier League games. His Southampton side drew against Burnley to start the campaign then lost 2-1 to both Everton and Leicester. On points, only West Ham are worse, but the…

Southampton's Guido Carrillo: Captured from Monaco to a La Liga loanee
17:00 Wednesday 11th July 2018

Long-term contracts are meant to lock a player into an affordable wage for an extended period, to provide stability for the club. Before Jean-Marc Bosman, clubs had the exclusive option to break the agreement if they felt the player…

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Three keys to success for Mark Hughes at Southampton
08:00 Wednesday 21st March 2018

Mark Hughes was announced as Southampton's new manager last week. The 54-year-old hit the ground running with a 2-0 FA Cup quarterfinal win over Wigan. The Saints are into the semi-finals for the first time since 2003. Ironically,…

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Premier League relegation dogfight: Handicapping the survivors and victims
08:00 Saturday 17th March 2018

Only three sides in the Premier League's bottom half have not changed managers. Eleventh to 19th in the table is as condensed as it's ever been this late in the season. Only seven points separate the nine clubs. With a number of relegation…

Managerial News
Southampton stuck with Pellegrino too long
09:00 Wednesday 14th March 2018

There's finally sweet relief on the South Coast. Mauricio Pellegrino was dismissed from Southampton after nine torturous months on the job. The decision had been expected. The club's patience with the Argentine had not. The…

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Equal Time: Southampton must put Mauricio Pellegrino out of his misery
09:31 Thursday 15th February 2018

After 30 games in charge at the South coast club, Argentinian manager Mauricio Pellegrino may be wondering how he is still Southampton manager. The Saints, mired in a relegation fight, suffered yet another defeat at the hands of Liverpool…

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Equal Time: It’s Southampton’s worst season since 1994 but next 5 fixtures provide hope
09:30 Thursday 15th February 2018

Southampton suffered a 2-0 defeat home to Liverpool on the weekend, leaving Mauricio Pellegrino's side in the unsaintly position that is the final relegation place. One point adrift of safety with 11 games remaining, Pellegrino,…

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Premier League managerial sackings aplenty: are we done?
14:31 Sunday 4th February 2018

We’re now barely into February, yet somehow 40% of Premier League clubs have changed managers. Once again, we see the disparity between the top 6 and the rest, plus the relegation fears that everyone else has. There are only eight…

Southampton should go all out for Quincy Promes
10:30 Saturday 27th January 2018

Honing Southampton's extremely blunt attack was Mauricio Pellegrino's topmost priority going into the winter. Two players were pencilled in as targets: Guido Carrillo and Quincy Promes. The former's arrival has been secured.…

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Manchester United vs Southampton: what we learnt
12:25 Monday 1st January 2018

Manchester United collapsed to Southampton in a goalless draw at Old Trafford in Saturday's Premier League clash. December's Manchester derby loss was the starting point of this woeful slide. They end their 2017 with three straight…

Managerial News
Pellegrino hanging on by a thread at Southampton
12:30 Wednesday 27th December 2017

Southampton suffered a 5-2 defeat away to Tottenham on Boxing Day, extending their winless run in the Premier League to seven games, and manager Mauricio Pellegrino was the subject of vitriol from the supporters. Saints fans called for his…

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3 reasons why Southampton can trip up Arsenal
09:00 Sunday 10th December 2017

Arsenal travel to St Mary’s to face Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. The away team will move into the top four with a win. The Gunners are coming off the back of a league defeat to Manchester United, however. They…

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Another one bites the dust: which Premier League manager is next?
12:45 Thursday 23rd November 2017

After being humbled by Chelsea, West Bromwich Albion lost patience with Tony Pulis. He was gone by Monday morning. The Welshman left the Baggies in a precarious 17th position in the Premier League having failed to win since August. So, his…

Will Charlie Austin be moved on from Southampton in January?
13:30 Wednesday 1st November 2017

Southampton is suffering from a lack of goals this season. Only six players have scored so far, with four netting just once. Charlie Austin is one of those players as injuries and form are keeping him out of an impotent Saints side.