Pellegrino takes over at Southampton

- Reuters, LONDON

Jun 25, 2017-

Argentine Mauricio Pellegrino was named as manager of Premier League Southampton on Friday, the week after the club sacked Claude Puel. 

The 45-year-old has agreed a three-year contract and will arrive at St Mary’s next week to prepare for the new season. Pellegrino, who won La Liga as a defender with Valencia, began his coaching career as an assistant at Liverpool before spells with Valencia, Estudiantes, Independiente and Alaves. 

It is the second time Southampton have turned to an Argentine coach having employed Mauricio Pochettino for 14 months before he joined Tottenham in 2014. Pellegrino stepped down as Alaves manager last month after leading them to the Spanish King’s Cup final and finishing ninth in La Liga.

Published: 25-06-2017 09:56

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