Southampton fans here in the Tavern are praying that their side can avoid the dreaded clutches of the relegation zone, as the race for survival begins to heat up.
The Saints have looked a different team under the guidance of Mauricio Pellegrino this season, as many of our local residents are still coming to grips with the unfortunate situation they currently find themselves in. Although, games against fellow relegation contenders Newcastle United and West Ham United are up next in the Premier League, with these two matches having a huge say in whether the saints have a future in the top-flight.
However, if they do manage to pull through in the last nine games of the season then it will be seen as a great achievement, as the club can then look to build for a successful future at St Mary’s. Although, sadly for Mauricio Pellegrino it looks as if the end of the current season will bring his Southampton reign to a close, with the Saints looking to ensure Premier League security for years to come on the south coast.
Therefore, the club’s hierarchy will look to bring in a new manager swiftly to prepare for the challenges ahead, so here’s TWO managers that they must look to consider if they stay up…