Southampton fans want Carlo Ancelotti as manager after Mauricio Pellegrino sacking

Southampton sacked manager Mauricio Pellegrino on Monday night following a run of just one win in 17 Premier League matches and huge calls from the fans for him to go, and those fans have picked former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti as the man they want to replace the Argentine.

The south coast outfit may look to bring someone in on a short-term basis until the end of the season as they look to secure their top flight status in the final eight matches of the campaign, with Stoke City’s 2-0 defeat against Manchester City on Monday night meaning they stayed one point above the relegation zone.

Ancelotti has been out of work since he was sacked by Bayern Munich in September, while he has managed the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea, Juventus and AC Milan previously, but that hasn’t stopped the St Mary’s faithful hoping that their club can offer him a lucrative short-term deal to try and keep them up.

Southampton supporters have been discussing the 58-year-old via social media, and while one said “Les, go and get CARLO ANCELOTTI”, another said ‘Ancelotti please and offer him a massive bonus if he keeps us up’.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…