Southampton head into today’s game with Everton at St Mary’s with the pressure on Mauricio Pellegrino.
Having won just one match in two months, Saints find themselves just three points ahead of the English Premier League relegation zone and in desperate need of a victory soon.
With Everton in something of a form crisis of their own, and still without a permanent manager, today is the perfect opportunity to put together a good performance and pick up all three points in front of their own fans.
For some supporters, defeat today will be enough for them to think that Pellegrino must be sacked as boss despite only being at the club since the summer. They’re upset with poor, pragmatic performances that aren’t doing much for results and are failing to show ambition to climb up the table.
Can Saints find a way to win with the visit of the Toffees, or will this be the end of the line for Argentinian?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Huge game today. If we lose, we’re going down and changes need to happen. #saintsfc
— Jordan Stevens (@JordanStevens92) November 26, 2017
I'm saying 1-1. A game neither team can afford to lose. A scrappy affair with little quality, with goals coming from errors (probably Forster and Williams). But would that be good enough for #saintsfc to persevere with Pellegrino? ?
— Lucy Highnett (@lucyhighnett) November 26, 2017
I think I’m going to have a nervous breakdown if we lose today #saintsfc
— Will Mitchell (@WillsfcMitchell) November 26, 2017
Massive game today we desperately need 3 points. Anything less and Pellegrino will be gone I think. Hoping Austin starts! #saintsfc
— mighty_SAINTS (@mighty_saints) November 26, 2017
With 4 shots on target in 3 games, the fans have the RIGHT to air frustrations.
With 4 shots on target in 3 games Pellegrino has the DUTY to do something about it. #SaintsFC
— Oriol's Northam Army (@europasaintsfc) November 26, 2017
HUGE game tomorrow. Win and we keep our head above water and get some confidence, lose and we’re in the deep shit. Chances of Pellegrino going if we lose tomorrow must be relatively high??? COYS! #saintsfc
— Chris (@cj_garrett) November 25, 2017
We simply must win today! Need to get behind the boys and I sincerely hope pellegrino has decided on a new ‘plan’… although I’m sadly expecting the usual 4-2-3-1. #SaintsFC
— matthew samuel (@mattsamuel1992) November 26, 2017
Totally. If we can't beat them then I think that Pellegrino really has to go. Not normally in favour of sacking managers but he's starting to look out of his depth.
— The Archers Road End (@ArchersRoadEnd) November 26, 2017