Southampton have confirmed the appointment of Mauricio Pellegrino as the new Southampton manager on a three-year deal.
The 45-year-old takes over the reins at St Mary’s from Claude Puel, who departed the club earlier this month.
Despite guiding Saints to eighth in the Premier League and the EFL Cup final in his first season, frustrations behind the scenes and in the stands led to Claude Puel’s sacking last week.
“I think my philosophy and the culture of the club will work well together. We have to be a team on and off the pitch; I want to make the supporters proud of the players and to feel part of the game every week.
“I want to win matches, be successful and develop a team spirit where everyone gives 100 per cent and supports each other.
Pellegrino becomes Southampton’s second Argentinian manager, with Mauricio Pochettino previously at the helm.
The former Argentina international also served as head coach at Valencia, as well as managing Estudiantes and Independiente in his home country.