Southampton failed to win in the English Premier League for the 15th time in 16 matches on Saturday afternoon, playing out a 0-0 stalemate at home fellow relegation strugglers Stoke City.
Mauricio Pellegrino’s side knew that a win would give them a massive boost in their fight to avoid the drop to the Championship, but failed to muster a winning performance yet again, much to the frustration of supporters.
With three difficult away trips to follow, it was a match they had to find three points in.
Fans are now calling on the Argentinian to be sacked, believing he is getting his line-ups, substitutions, tactics and well, everything wrong.
Whether sacking him at this stage of the season would be wise or not is another matter, but it’s clear results aren’t likely to improve as long as Pellegrino is in charge.
Just one point above the relegation zone, would a managerial switch save the Saints from Championship football next season?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Pellegrino has a lot to answer for. He has to go today even if we win. How cant you start with Carillo & Gabbi after what they did in 10 mins against Burnley? & dropping JWP, our best player the last 3 months, shocking decision. The man is completely out of his depth. #SaintsFC
— Jordan Taylor (@JordanTaylor_7) March 3, 2018
— GREG (@gregoryjkennedy) March 3, 2018
Pellegrino plays football in a different dimension to us where taking off our best player makes total sense #saintsfc
— antineil (@antineil) March 3, 2018
We will go down with Pellegrino in charge, its that simple. Cheers Reed & Kruger, this is on your heads. #saintsfc
— Paul Carradus (@lifelongsaint83) March 3, 2018
Pellegrino is actually dragging us down 👇 such bad football… #SaintsFC
— Rhys ⚽ (@RhysTheSaint) March 3, 2018
Another dire first half from #SaintsFC the style of football under Pellegrino is awfull. Not enough goal scoring chances, we lack creativity and the quality in the final 3rd is poor
— Mark Sims (@simsy1977) March 3, 2018
I don’t understand why the club cannot see that Pellegrino is just wrong for the club and make the change we need. #saintsfc
— Rich Harper (@StThrobber) March 3, 2018
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