Pochettino sees bright future

Mauricio Pochettino believes the future is bright for Southampton but wants to secure safety first. Saints have impressed since he replaced Nigel Adkins in January, with wins over the likes of Man City, Liverpool & Chelsea.

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Saints seeks safety at Sunderland

Southampton's Manager Mauricio Pochettino on the touch-line at St Mary's Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the many to have been impressed by Pochettino's high energy pressing game and there is increasing talk from those at the club of soon making Europe.

However, those plans could be derailed as a poor recent run has left them in danger of a return to the second tier.

Southampton are four points off the drop zone heading into tomorrow's penultimate game at Sunderland - a situation that means Pochettino has put future plans on the back burner.

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