The Latest Southampton FC Transfer News for 2017 – 2018
- Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:00:34 +0000: Mark Hughes looks a big gamble for Southampton – but it could pay off | Paul Wilson - Southampton | The Guardian
Mark Hughes’s spell at Stoke ultimately ended in failure but a Southampton survival mission over eight games could provide just the fresh start both manager and team need
The month of March is never a great time to be changing managers but when Southampton became the ninth Premier League club this season to decide a new man may do the trick they probably fell just on the right side of the line between bold decision-making and blind panic.
There are eight games remaining. Not much time for a complete turnaround but with enough potential points on offer for the club to climb away from trouble. Southampton are one point above the bottom three, barely keeping their heads above water, and there appeared enough reason to believe that under Mauricio Pellegrino they would have continued to sink.Continue reading...
- Wed, 14 Mar 2018 22:35:18 +0000: Mark Hughes appointed Southampton’s new manager on deal to end of season - Southampton | The Guardian
• Former Southampton player’s first game will be in FA Cup at Wigan
• ‘I couldn’t turn this opportunity down,’ says 54-year-old Welshman
Mark Hughes has claimed he could not turn down the opportunity to become Southampton’s new manager after the club confirmed the Welshman as Mauricio Pellegrino’s successor on Wednesday night.
Hughes’s first game will be an FA Cup tie at Wigan Athletic on Sunday but the club’s principal focus is on trying to stay in the Premier League. Southampton are one point and one place above the relegation zone with eight matches remaining.Continue reading...
- Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:31:59 +0000: Mark Hughes the leading candidate to land Southampton manager’s job - Southampton | The Guardian
• Hughes has been out of work since Stoke sacked him in January
• Southampton sacked Mauricio Pellegrino on Monday
Mark Hughes is the leading candidate to succeed Mauricio Pellegrino as the Southampton manager. The club dismissed Pellegrino on Monday after a dire run of results that has left them one point above the Premier League’s relegation zone.
The Southampton vice-chairman, Les Reed, would have preferred to wait until the end of the season before making a change but the 3-0 defeat at Newcastle on Saturday represented the tipping point, particularly as Pellegrino later questioned whether the players were giving their all.Continue reading...
- Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:02:55 +0000: Southampton’s misery stems from losing identity and transfer touch - Southampton | The Guardian
Mauricio Pellegrino’s sacking is no surprise after he struggled to identify his best team or lift the excitement but the club have been sleepwalking into relegation danger for some time
Perhaps the biggest question is not who Southampton turn to next but whether they have left it too late. The manner in which Saints have sleepwalked to the point where they are teetering above the relegation zone has been alarming but inevitable for a while. Little has changed over the past nine months, when Mauricio Pellegrino was appointed, and the team, with one win from 17 league matches, have sat stagnant for too long.
After Claude Puel failed to woo fans with a style deemed too safe, Pellegrino was sold to supporters as an exciting manager who would reinvigorate St Mary’s with a brand of front-foot football, and up the ante at least. The Argentinian was supposed to be a breath of fresh air yet, 263 days on, he has departed and the same groans surrounding a discernibly predictable team linger.
Saints have to steer themselves clear from danger and fast, but five wins in 30 league games speaks volumesContinue reading...
- Mon, 12 Mar 2018 21:03:47 +0000: Mauricio Pellegrino sacked by Southampton after club lose patience - Southampton | The Guardian
• Saints’ 3-0 defeat at Newcastle proves final straw
• Pellegrino’s assistants also leave after one win in 17 league games
Southampton have sacked Mauricio Pellegrino after a miserable run of one win in 17 Premier League matches left them embroiled in a fight to avoid relegation with nine games remaining.
The club are targeting a swift appointment – a third in less than two years – ideally before Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final at Wigan Athletic. They could, however, wait to name the Argentinian’s successor, because they have no league match until the end of this month, at West Ham on 31 March.Continue reading...
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- Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:56:31 +0000: Pellegrino appointed Southampton manager - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
Southampton appoint Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager, with the 45-year-old former Alaves boss replacing Claude Puel.
- Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:42:32 +0000: Southampton sack manager Puel - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
Southampton sack boss Claude Puel after one season in charge, when they finished eighth in the Premier League and reached the League Cup final.
- Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:00:05 +0000: Premier League fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.
- Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:24:39 +0000: Barnsley sign Saints defender McCarthy - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
Barnsley sign Southampton defender Jason McCarthy for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.
- Wed, 07 Jun 2017 18:20:44 +0000: Liverpool end interest in Van Dijk - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
Liverpool apologise to Southampton over "any misunderstanding" and end their interest in defender Virgil van Dijk.
Southampton manager Nigel Adkins has been a busy man in the transfer market this summer as he looks to reinforce his squad for the start of next season after a great run which saw them promoted to the English top flight via the play offs. Adkins is now desperate to bring in new names to the club so that he can secure their position in the top flight for another season at least.
The first signing of the summer sees promising young full back Nathaniel Clyne arrive at St Mary`s from Crystal Palace after the promise of the clubs plans to attempt to quality for Europe this season were very enticing for the player. Southampton though will need to pay a large compensation fee to his current club if the deal goes through as due to the players age his former club feel they are due some type of payment from the saints after he signed a new four year deal last week.
Another player who has just be signed by the club is talented striker Jay Rodriguez after he recently arrived from Burnley for a fee which is believed to be around the six and a half million pounds mark. Adkins has long been an admirer of the player and is extremely happy with the signing which he sees as just perfect to bolster his attacking line for next season.
A shocking bit of news right now for Southampton is the fact that their attempts to bring defender Alexander Buttner to St Mary`s may be in tatters after his current club Vitesse Arnham have halted the move after another club have come into the frame for the players signature. Southampton may now find themselves in a bidding war for the player who they see as a perfect addition to their squad so as of now all dealings over the player have hit a premature halt.