Southampton slipped back into the relegation zone following their 2-0 defeat against Liverpool at St Mary’s on Sunday combined with other results going against them, but it hasn’t brought an end to Mauricio Pellegrino’s spell as manager.
Saints supporters have shown their vocal disapproval against their Argentine boss plenty of times in recent weeks, but it seems as though the board are ready to give the 46-year-old more time to turn the side’s fortunes around, with a crucial five-match run against Burnley, Stoke City, Newcastle United, Swansea City and West Ham United to come following the FA Cup fifth round tie against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
If Pellegrino does get the results needed to keep the south coast outfit in the Premier League he may well keep his job in the summer and be backed in the transfer market, as the club look to put what has been a disappointing campaign in many aspects behind them.
The Argentine staying at St Mary’s wouldn’t be good news for some though, and there would certainly be a number of players that would be unhappy and believe that they could be on their way out at the end of the campaign as a result.
Here are three Southampton players that have no future at the club if Pellegrino stays this summer…
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