Pellegrino accepts Southampton sacking


(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 6, 2018 Southampton's Argentinian manager Mauricio Pellegrino prepares for the English FA Cup third round football match between Fulham and Southampton at Craven Cottage in Fulham, west London on January 6, 2018. Southampton have sacked manager Mauricio Pellegrino, the Premier League club announced Monday. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK / 

Mauricio Pellegrino admits he paid the price for Southampton’s dismal form after he was sacked as manager just nine months into his reign at the Premier League club.

Pellegrino managed only five wins in his 30 league games with Southampton following his arrival in June.

The 46-year-old arrived at St Mary’s as the replacement for Claude Puel, who was sacked despite guiding Southampton to an eighth-place finish and…

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