Southampton dropped more points in the English Premier League on Saturday, this time at home to Huddersfield in a 1-1 draw.
It was another deeply frustrating afternoon for supporters at St Mary’s after they witnessed Charlie Austin’s opener being cancelled out by a second half goal from Laurent Depoitre.
Saints have now won just one of their last 10 top-flight matches and have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of those matches. While in 13th place in the table, they hover just three points above the relegation zone with no sign their form will improve.
Fans have now completely lost patience with manager Mauricio Pellegrino and some are even calling for him to be sacked before the January transfer window, to give an incoming boss the chance to freshen up the squad.
Are Southampton destined for disaster if they keep the Argentinian in the hot seat?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Dreadful yet again. Surely Pellegrino's time is finally up? Can't see us getting anything at all from the next 3 games with him in charge #saintsfc
— Harry Stokes (@HarryStokes_93) December 23, 2017
The way I see it, sack pellegrino before January so you can give the new man the funds to do what he wants. #SaintsFC
— Harry West (@HarryWest) December 23, 2017
As our Les always has a beady eye cast on 4/5 managers he likes the look of, a replacement for the hapless Pellegrino shouldn't be difficult to sort should it? #saintsfc
— Tom Morris (@thomas_j_morris) December 23, 2017
Pellegrino out for me now, we're not going to get any better under him! It's a Shane I really hope it would've worked out ? #SaintsFC
— Lee Myers (@leemyersSfc) December 23, 2017
People will say give Pellegrino another game because we were unlucky not to win. Unlucky counts for nothing. You can't keep giving him an extra game when we're 3 points off the relegation zone half way through the season #saintsfc
— Harry ? (@harryhsfc) December 23, 2017
— Aggers (@aggersracing) December 23, 2017
Hard to see how Pellegrino can survive now. That performance on top of what’s gone on before is unacceptable. Reed needs to follow him out. #SaintsFC
— Ade McKenzie (@AdeMcKenzie) December 23, 2017
Pellegrino did nothing to warrant a job of this size. He was the cheap easy option and it has failed. Noes the time to acknowledge that and let him go. Seems a lovely chap – but not right for our club. #SaintsFC
— Gary Dabbs (@SaintDabbsie) December 23, 2017
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