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Mauricio Pellegrino - Southampton Manager

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Theafonis, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Jun 23, 2017
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    Theafonis In love with @Eboue

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    Can't say I have ever heard of him, but managers usually do well at Southampton.
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    Liverpool manager by the start of 18/19 season.
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    RedCurry Full Member

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    Southhampton continuing their trend of hiring regen managers.
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    Trikie New Member

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    Well he was one of Rafa's back room boys when at Anfield
    The 45-year-old played under Rafa Benitez at Valencia and then Liverpool in 2005, before joining the Spaniard’s backroom staff at Anfield for two seasons as assistant manager, later following Benitez to Inter.
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    Welsh Wonder A dribbling mess on the sauce

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    Please say that's a euphemism.
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    Sigma Full Member

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    It's as if god ran out of names so just mashed up Mauricio Pochettino and Manuel Pellegrini's
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    Untied Full Member

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    I'm not going to pretend I know anything about him, but given his name I'm pretty sure he's already managed Southampton on Pro Evo
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    Zlatattack Full Member

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    I thought it was Manuel Pellegrini. I read 45 year old and thought "damn, life's been tough on him".
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    :lol: I think he played for them for a season, he was dreadful, but I think his best years were well behind him. Personally I think De Boer would've been a better fit.
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    Trikie New Member

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    12 or 13 games when on a six month contract but didn't cut it as a player for us
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    Afganitia New Member

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    Decent manager. Wish him luck.
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    The Outsider Banned

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    Yeah I too got them mixed up until I saw the photo and noticed it was not just a shorter haircut.
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    Jaybomb Banned

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    Thought this said Pellegrini at first.
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    Weird because I remember for some reason always getting Pellgrino and Pochettino mixed up in their playing days, didn't think he'd be coming over to the Premier League and confusing me even more in his managerial days.
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    El cangrejo Banned

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    I'm surprised that so many people are doing the "Mauricio Who?" thing. He was centre back for Valencia when they were one of the best teams in Europe and even played in the Premier League with Liverpool.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    His time playing for Liverpool was brief and some don't pay much attention to European football outside of the Champions League. Even then, his time at Valencia was 12-18 years ago. If he had played more for Liverpool, maybe more would have heard of him.
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    devilish Phil Neville's #1 fan

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    Poor giggs
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    Varun Moderator Staff

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    :lol:
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    Varun Moderator Staff

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    FM regen gets the job over him. Gotta hurt.
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    Hojoon Full Member

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    He's basically the love child of Mauricio Pochettino and Pellegrini.
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    I always assumed there was a spelling mistake when I saw his name. Turns out he's not Pochettino or Pellegrini after all.
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    I guess it is a good choice. He did so well with Alaves in their first season back to La Liga.
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    El cangrejo Banned

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    Fair enough but he did start two Champions League finals.
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    redshaw Full Member

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    He certainly has enough vowels in his name to become a Premier League manager.
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    Don't know much about this bloke but the last time Southampton hired somebody by the name of Mauricio it worked very well.
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    saivet Full Member

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    Only just realised it's not Pelligrini they've appointed
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    VivaObertan Transfer Voyeur

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    All these foreign managers getting priority over homegrown, British talent needs to stop!!
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    Spent the last 24 hours thinking it was the former City manager until I saw this thread
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    Thought Pochettino is back at Southampton at first.
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    Trikie New Member

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    Indeed as does all the foreign ownership. Lots of far and middle east owners creeping in soon we will have a gambling issue if we are not careful
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    marukomu The Gatekeeper

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    Decent appointment at face value based on last season's record, though he did butt heads with Verón at Estudiantes - who thought Pellegrini made too many excuses and didn't really inspire the players. That said, taking newly promoted Alavés to the Copa final and 9th in La Liga whilst integrating a handful of young on-loan players (especially Llorente, Hernández and Deyverson - who were mainstays in the starting XI - analogous to Romeu, Bertrand, Gabbiadini at Southampton) into the squad and operating on a shoe-string budget is no mean feat. Whether he can implement more consistently aggressive attacking tactics remains to be seen, however, since Alavés had a propensity to sit in deep defensive blocks in a reactive way with a horizontally compact 5-4-1 and counters - due in no small to the lack of personnel quality in the final third. Should be a good fit for Southampton's approach over the years with his eye for detail and meticulous preparation in the build-up to games, though. Also, another Bielsa disciple for the league! :)