Pellegrino was only appointed as manager last June, but failed to get any sort of consistency going, and Southampton are now in 17th place in the league, having won only 1 of their last 17 matches.
Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier believes Mauricio Pellegrino was sacked because of his negative style of football.
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).
Sinisa Mihajlovic has reportedly been contacted for the Southampton job, but Mark Hughes remains the favourite after Mauricio Pellegrino's dismissal.
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Southampton will play its next premier league game against Swansea City.
Southampton are hoping to announce their new manager before they visit third-tier Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday with their next league game not until March 31 when they travel to West Ham. He has taken charge of nearly 450 Premier League games and has never been relegated.
While some may question Saints hiring a manager from the merry-go-round with Hughes having a mixed bag of results managing Blackburn, Manchester City, Fulham, QPR and Stoke over the years, it may well spark their under-performing squad into life.
A disastrous run of form that has seen the Saints win only one of their last 17 Premier League matches always appeared likely to end in Pellegrino's demise.