Southampton have confirmed the sacking of manager Mauricio Pellegrino following a string of poor results, with the most recent being a heavy 3-0 loss to Newcastle on Saturday.
The Argentinian coach, who took over at the club in June of last year, saw his side win just one match out of the last 17, and has now parted ways with the club.
"Southampton Football Club can today confirm that it has parted company with First Team Manager Mauricio Pellegrino," the club announced in an official statement.
"The club will look to appoint a new management team as soon as possible, with the search for a replacement already underway."
Pellegrino seemed confident in his ability to keep the Saints safe, even after Saturday's loss.
0.93 - Only Harry Redknapp (0.91) and Steve Wigley (0.64) have a worse points-per-game record among Southampton managers in the Premier League than Mauricio Pellegrino. Casualty.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 12, 2018
“We have eight games to go and I think we have a lot of things to show and I think we will do it," he told reporters following the match. "