Three reasons Southampton should replace Mauricio Pellegrino with Louis van Gaal

The pressure on Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino increased on Saturday when his side were beaten 3-0 by Liverpool at Anfield, with Saints fans even scheduling a Twitter campaign on Monday night to tell the club that they want the Argentine to go.

The loss against the Merseyside outfit was their fifth in 12 Premier League matches this term and combined with other results it saw them slip down to 15th in the top flight standings.

A failure to find the net against Jurgen Klopp’s side also means that they have scored just nine league goals this season, with only the bottom two teams – Swansea City and Crystal Palace – having a worse record.

If Southampton did choose to sack Pellegrino in the near future they wouldn’t be the only Premier League team looking for a new boss, and The Mirror says that former Manchester United chief Louis van Gaal could be a contender for the Everton job as they struggle to prise Marco Silva away from Watford.

The Dutchman may have endured something of a tough spell with the Red Devils previously, but the 66-year-old could prove to be a shrewd appointment for the south coast outfit.

Here are three reasons Saints should replace Pellegrino with van Gaal…