Southampton announced on Monday that young Frenchman Yan Valery had signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract with the Premier League club.
Valery joined the Saints from Rennes in the summer of 2015, and after impressing in the club’s Under-23 set-up, has now been handed a new contract until the summer of 2020.
It was a big day for the youngster, but unfortunately the Southampton fans were not on hand to offer their congratulations on social media.
Instead, the supporters took the opportunity to call on the club to sack head coach Mauricio Pellegrino, who continues to come under pressure following a poor run of form.
The Saints suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Liverpool on Sunday afternoon to leave them in 18th position in the Premier League table on just 26 points.
Southampton have only won once in the league since the end of November, and a number of the club’s fans cannot believe that Pellegrino, who worked wonders at Alaves last season, still has a job at the club.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
#SaintsFC's Yan Valery signs a new deal to keep him at the club until June 2020. ?
Congratulations, Yan! https://t.co/lrLZHcBtc0
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) February 12, 2018
Good for him but all we want is you to announce is #pelligrinoout
— Penny C (@pennysaintsfc) February 12, 2018
— James Morgan (@JamesMorgan92) February 12, 2018
This isn't the announcement I was hoping for
— Elliot (@ElliotsTweets) February 12, 2018
Dont care until #pellegrinoout
— Geoff White (@altoniansaint) February 12, 2018
— Nat & Ads (@StannersSFC) February 12, 2018
— Saint3dd (@Saint3dd) February 12, 2018
Seriously! How the feck is MoPe still in a job?
— Mike (A754935) (@I_am_mike75) February 12, 2018
What has to get worse before the clown jester gets the boot.Far to defensive minded.Anyway good to see young lads getting extensions.
— DREW LUTTON (@ports57) February 12, 2018