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ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

2017/2018 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
13 Newcastle 0 0 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0 0 0
15 Stoke 0 0 0 0
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 By Alex Crook

Five things for Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino to sort out first

Steve Nicol believes Mauricio Pellegrino's open, attack-minded style of football will suit Southampton.

Southampton unveiled Mauricio Pellegrino as their third manager in as many seasons on Friday.

Pellegrino, 45, won the race to replace the sacked Claude Puel ahead of Dutch legend Frank de Boer, as Saints chiefs were impressed with how the Argentine guided little Alaves to the Spanish cup final and see similarities with fellow countryman and their former boss Mauricio Pochettino.

But what five things does Pellegrino need to do to ensure he matches Pochettino's success on the south coast?

1. Persuade...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Southampton hire Mauricio Pellegrino as new manager

Steve Nicol believes Mauricio Pellegrino's open, attack-minded style of football will suit Southampton.

Mauricio Pellegrino has been appointed as the new Southampton manager on a three-year deal.

He replaces Claude Puel, who was sacked last week after frustrations behind the scenes and in the stands, despite guiding Saints to eighth in the Premier League and the League Cup final in his first season.

Southampton have acted quickly to name his successor, with former Alaves boss Pellegrino penning a contract at St Mary's less than a month after stepping down as boss of Alaves.

Pellegrino ensured...

 By Chris Wright

Manolo Gabbiadini has his cake and can't eat it

Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini used the off-season to get married to his long-term partner Martina Rubini, with the pair getting hitched in the parish church of Sasso Marconi, Bologna.

As well as the usual flowers and finery, the ceremony also boasted what is quite possibly the biggest wedding cake we've ever seen.

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Crikey. That's a whole lot of cake!

Gabbiadini is going to have to hit his preseason training regime extra hard if he's going to work that monstrous thing off in time for the start...