Pellegrino appointed new First Team Manager

Southampton have appointed Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager on a three-year contract. The 45-year-old Argentinian will join up with the club in time for the start of pre-season training next week.

After taking three weeks to review their options since the season ended, Southampton have moved swiftly to appoint a new manager just one week after parting company with Claude Puel.

The decision has been well received by fans, with many expecting Pellegrino to adopt a similar playing style to that of former manager Mauricio Pochettino. That, coupled with his desire to develop and nurture our young players means that he should be a good fit for Southampton.

Full statement: SouthamptonFC.com