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Pellegrino hails Saints' latest graduate Obafemi
Manager predicts exciting future for teenage striker.
Pellegrino pleased with Saints attitude
Manager praises players after not settling for Spurs point.
Video: Pellegrino on Spurs draw
Watch the Saints boss reflect on the clash with Tottenham.
Video: Pellegrino previews Spurs clash
Mauricio Pellegrino looks ahead to Saints' clash with Spurs
Press Conference (Part Two): Pellegrino on Spurs
Watch the boss speak with the written media.
Maya Yoshida in contention
Defender making good progress after brief injury concern
Press conference (Part One): Pellegrino previews Spurs
Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino looks ahead to the visit of Tottenham
Pellegrino aggrieved by Watford injustice
Manager says fortune favoured the Hornets after late sting at Vicarage Road.
Video: Pellegrino on Watford draw
Watch the manager's reaction after Watford.
Video: Pellegrino previews Hornets test
Watch as Mauricio Pellegrino gives his thoughts ahead of Watford.
Press Conference (Part Two): Pellegrino on Watford
The boss speaks with the written media.
Saints handed defensive boost
Mauricio Pellegrino confirms that Wesley Hoedt and Cédric have resumed training
Press conference (Part One): Pellegrino previews Watford
Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino looks ahead to Saturday's Premier League match.
Pellegrino: Let's build on cup win
Saints boss already looking ahead after victory at Fulham.
Video: Pellegrino reflects on cup progress
Watch Mauricio Pellegrino's post-match interview after the 1-0 win at Fulham.
Video: Pellegrino previews Fulham
Watch the manager give his thoughts on the FA Cup tie.
Pellegrino: FA Cup can help us
Saints boss previews third-round tie at Craven Cottage.
Press conference (part two): Pellegrino on Fulham
Watch the boss speak with the written media.
Pied adds to defensive injuries
Frenchman ruled out of cup trip to Fulham.
Pellegrino's pre-Fulham press conference
Mauricio Pellegrino previews Fulham cup tie.
Video: Pellegrino reacts to Palace loss
Watch the manager's post-match interview on a tough night at St Mary's.
Pellegrino: We lacked confidence
Manager reflects on a disappointing night at St Mary's.
Video: Pellegrino previews Palace
Watch the manager preview the Eagles clash.
Pellegrino: Bertrand has a chance
Mauricio Pellegrino previews Crystal Palace.
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.