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.

"Assistant Manager Carlos Compagnucci and Assistant First Team Coach Xavier Tamarit have also parted company with the club.

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"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."

Pellegrino seemed confident in his ability to keep the Saints safe, even after Saturday's loss.

“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. "Overall we have to change, we have to switch on our spirit and compete much better.”

The Saints, though, just weren't ready to wait around hoping.