Executive Chairman, Nicola Cortese said:
“This decision has been made with the long-term ambitions of Southampton Football Club in mind. Whilst we acknowledge the contribution Nigel has made during the past two years, for the Club to progress and achieve our long-term targets a change was needed.
“Mauricio is a well-respected coach of substantial quality who has gained a reputation as an astute tactician and excellent man manager. I have every confidence that he will inspire our talented squad of players to perform at the highest possible level."
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Dry with sunny spells this morning and plenty of sunshine this afternoon.
A cloudy start but brightening up during the morning with sunny spells this afternoon.
Increasingly cloudy with drizzly rain tonight. A cloudy start on Monday but brightening up with plenty of sunny spells in the afternoon.