Southampton striker Guido Carrillo describes Mauricio Pellegrino as “a master”

In an interview with The Telegraph, Southampton striker Guido Carrillo has labelled Saints manager Mauricio Pellegrino as “a master” and says it is “important to have a coach like him”.

The Argentine centre-forward became the south coast outfit’s club-record signing when he was brought in from Monaco in a £19.2m deal during the January transfer window, tasked with scoring the goals to keep the team in the Premier League.

That plan hasn’t quite come to fruition for the 26-year-old as he is yet to find the net in his opening seven appearances for the club in all competitions, and the fans have already said that they want to see more from him.

The tall striker has picked up two assists and looks generally dangerous in the air however, as he continues to get used to the English game.

Speaking about Pellegrino, for whom he also worked under at former team Estudiantes, Carrillo told The Telegraph: “He is what we call a master. He is a person who teaches the players how to be better. And also as people. It is very important to have a coach like him.”

Southampton fans probably won’t agree with the thoughts of their new boy considering they lie one point above the Premier League relegation zone and are without a home win in the top flight since November, with the St Mary’s faithful once again calling for his head following the goalless draw on their own patch against fellow strugglers Stoke City last weekend.