The Saints have a new manager, they announced agreeing a deal with Argentine Mauricio Pellegrino for the next three years, and club legend Matt Le Tissier couldn’t be more excited.
Obviously, Mauricio [Pochettino] has done very well for himself, he set up a team that was very energetic, entertaining to watch. There weren’t many dull moments
the Southampton icon starting telling Sky Sports, explaining why he is happy to see the former Alaves coach Pellegrino take over.
That’s the kind of thing the Southampton board were looking for just to reignite the fan base again, because a lot of Southampton fans towards the end of last season became disenchanted with the style of play more than anything else
Le Tissier said, clearly unimpressed by Claude Puel’s job. The Frenchman led Southampton to finishing eighth in the Premier League, they made it to the EFL Cup final as well but
The eighth place was great, but it was a lot of points less than last season. The cup final was great, but I think ultimately the Southampton fans thought, ‘yes we like winning, we like getting to cup finals, but we also like to get entertained’ and that was the main thing for me
as Le Tissier put it.
Probably the biggest thing would be to maybe add a little more creativity in the way we play. A little more of the high pressing that we became accustomed to over a few seasons with Pochettino and with Ronald Koeman. That’s what the club are looking for – somebody who can take the club back to the way we were playing before last season
the Southampton legend concluded, hopeful that Pellegrino will deliver.