Southampton fans want Marco Silva to replace Pellegrino after Brighton draw

Southampton dropped points at home against another relegation rival and remained in the Premier League relegation zone as they drew 1-1 with Brighton and Hove Albion at St Mary’s on Wednesday night, and Saints fans have urged the club to sack manager Mauricio Pellegrino and replace him with Marco Silva.

While the south coast outfit did move up to 18th in the table, their point against the Seagulls means that they have now failed to beat them, Newcastle United, Swansea City, Watford and Huddersfield on their own patch this season.

Meanwhile, Silva was a contender to replace Claude Puel at Saints in the summer but eventually was appointed as the Hornets’ new boss instead, although he was sacked last month following a breakdown in his relationship between the board and the players over a failed move to Everton.

Southampton supporters were quick to have their say on the 40-year-old via social media following the latest disappointing result – their 12th top flight game without a win – and while one said “get rid now and bring in Silva”, another said ‘Marco Silva would get much more out of this squad’.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…