Southampton have sacked their coach Mauricio Pellegrino in between his contract and started searching new manager for the team, the Premier League club announced on Monday.
The former Argentina international joined the club last summer on a three-year contract but could not able to do anything to change the fortune of the club as after 30 matches in this season, the club sit at 17th position and are only ahead of Crystal Palace, Stoke City and West Brom.
The club is currently facing a relegation fight in the closing run with Crystal Palace and Stoke both just one point back.
"Southampton Football Club can today confirm that it has parted company with first team manager Mauricio Pellegrino," read a statement from the club.
"Assistant manager Carlos Compagnucci and assistant first team coach Xavier Tamarit have also parted company with the club.
"We would like to place on record our thanks to Mauricio, Carlos and Xavier for their efforts during their time with Southampton, and wish them well for the future.
"The club will look to appoint a new management team as soon as possible, with the search for a replacement already underway."
Recently, Southampton suffered a 0-3 defeat against New Castle United on Saturday which seems to have been the final straw for Pellegrino.
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