Southampton fans in the Transfer Tavern are all breathing a collective sigh of relief, as Mauricio Pellegrino was given the boot yesterday following a 3-0 thumping at the hands of Newcastle. The St Mary’s faithful looked destined to go down under the Argentine, currently sitting in 17th and just one point off the drop. Now he’s been sacked, Saints fans have taken to Twitter and highlighted Gordon Strachan as the man they want.
The Saints who have been propping our bar up have been making note of the managers currently jobless as they look to see who’s capable of guiding the club away from relegation to the Championship. One name seems to be cropping up among a number of fans on the south coast – Gordon Strachan. Fans believe that the Scot has what it takes to pull the club up the table after he became available at the end of last year.
Strachan was in charge of Southampton 17 years ago when he took the reigns of the club in 2001. During his first spell in charge of the club, he guided the club to an 8th place finish and an FA Cup final in his most successful 2002/03 season, also qualifying for the UEFA Cup the following year. Whoever the Southampton board appoint, as long as the club retains it’s Premier League status into next season, the fans will be happy.
Here’s our resident Saints fans’ verdict:
#bbcsportsday personally I'd go for Gordon Strachan, managed Saints before and finished 8th and fa cup final same season, could certainly give some much needed welly and motivation for the players and has premier league experience. He's certainly got the character needed.
— Marlon (@Marz194) March 13, 2018
Bring back Gordon Strachan #saintsfc
— Ollie Rushent (@OllieRushent) March 13, 2018
Perhaps Strachan 2.0. He wasn't liked for his style and previous form at Cov, but for saints playing great and had a few good years. Let's hope of it's Hughes he follows a similar path.
— Chris Gordon (@ChrisGordon77) March 13, 2018
Mark Hughes the early favourite, personally I'd like Strachan in for the last few games, plenty of experience and definitely has some fight about him lol
— James Haren (@Saints_4eva) March 12, 2018
— Stephen Morgan (@smn171006) March 12, 2018
Strachan is one hell of a shout! Passionate, experienced, out of a job…
— Kyran (@KyranSaintsFC) March 12, 2018
Strachan or Arry for the saints job?
— David Crilly (@dcrilly83) March 12, 2018
Bring back the fiery scot strachan would love him back
— Mike (@mikedavid786) March 13, 2018