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Pellegrino praises fans' patience
Manager thanks supporters for staying behind Saints in West Brom win.
Video: Pellegrino on last-gasp win
Watch Mauricio Pellegrino give his reaction to Saints' win over West Brom.
Pellegrino delighted with attacking intent
Manager pleased with host of chances created in deserved win.
Pellegrino: Let's start the way we finished
Boss wants to see Saints on the front foot from the off against West Brom.
Video: Pellegrino previews West Brom clash
Mauricio Pellegrino previews Saints' clash with West Brom.
Press Conference (Part Two): Pellegrino on West Brom
Watch the manager speak with the written media.
Mauricio Pellegrino with no fresh injury concerns
The Saints manager has confirmed a clean bill of health ahead of Saturday's visit of West Brom
Press Conference (Part One): Pellegrino on WBA
Watch the boss speak with the media.
Pellegrino hails Gabbiadini impact
Manager pleased with two-goal striker after Newcastle draw.
Pellegrino: We reacted well to difficult moment
Manager pleased with Saints' powers of recovery after Newcastle draw.
Video: Pellegrino on Newcastle draw
Mauricio Pellegrino on Saints' 2-2 draw with Newcastle United.
Video: Pellegrino previews Newcastle
Watch the Saints boss preview Newcastle.
Pellegrino on importance of Newcastle game
Saints boss looks ahead to Sunday's clash at St Mary's.
Press Conference (Part Two): Pellegrino on Magpies
Watch the Saints boss speak with the written media.
Pellegrino's team news update
Get the latest from the boss ahead of Newcastle.
Press Conference (Part One): Pellegrino on Newcastle
Watch the Saints boss speak to the media.
Pellegrino praises away support
Manager grateful to travelling fans after the long trip to Stoke.
Video: Pellegrino reflects on Stoke City defeat
Saints boss on 2-1 defeat to Stoke City.
Pellegrino: We were the dominant team
Saints boss disappointed to see positive performance come to nothing.
Pellegrino: Stoke will be tough
Mauricio Pellegrino on the threat Stoke will pose against Southampton.
Video: Pellegrino previews Stoke clash
Watch as Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino previews the trip to Stoke.
Press Conference (part two): Pellegrino on The Potters
Mauricio Pellegrino speaks to the written media at Staplewood.
Press Conference (Part One): Pellegrino previews Stoke City clash
Watch as Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino looks ahead to the trip to Stoke City.
Mauricio Pellegrino BiographyLast updated 17 Jul 2017
Former clubs: Liverpool (coach), Internazionale (coach), Valencia, Estudiantes, Independiente, Alavés
Born on 5th October 1971 in Leones, Argentina, new Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino moved to the club for his first managerial role in England, but he is no stranger to these shores.
A distinguished professional player career began at Vélez Sarsfield, where the defender helped the club to four league titles as well as two cup successes.
His first foray into Europe’s top divisions came with a loan spell at Barcelona under the stewardship of Louis Van Gaal, before a permanent transfer to Valencia in 1999.
At the Mestalla, he proved to be integral alongside Roberto Ayala at the heart of defence, helping the side to two La Liga titles in 2002 and 2004 with Rafa Benitez as manager.
Pellegrino also won the 2004 UEFA Cup with the Spanish side with a 2-0 success against Marseille in the final, in a side that conceded just five goals throughout that European campaign.
Having amassed over 200 appearances at Valencia and reaching two Champions League finals, he would follow Benitez to Anfield on a short-term deal, making 13 appearances before returning to end his career at Alavés.
In 2008, Pellegrino returned to Merseyside as assistant to his former boss where he remained until 2010 when the pair moved to Internazionale.
With his stock continuing to rise, he replaced Unai Emery at Valencia in May 2012, but was relieved of his duties despite a win percentage of 47.62% and four points off a Champions League spot.
He moved back to his native Argentina for spells with Estudiantes and Independiente, before being appointed manager of newly-promoted Alavés.
Pellegrino is close friends with compatriot and former Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino and during their time on a coaching course in Spain 11 years ago, the pair would simulate game situations with salt and pepper pots in the canteen.
And such meticulous studying of the game over a number of years helped him guide an Alavés side tipped for relegation to a ninth-place finish, including a 2-1 away win at Barcelona, and a Copa del Rey cup final, where they lost to the same opponents.