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Pellegrino: Everyone is fit
Get Mauricio Pellegrino's team news ahead of West Ham.
Press conference (part one): Pellegrino on West Ham
Watch the manager speak with the media.
Pellegrino: Our fans were great
Mauricio Pellegrino on his first competitive home game in charge.
Mixed emotions for Pellegrino
Saints boss gives his verdict on Swansea draw.
Pellegrino: We have to make the most of it
Mauricio Pellegrino wants to see Southampton kick-start their Premier League campaign with a positive result on Saturday.
Press Conference (Part One): Pellegrino on Swans
Watch Mauricio Pellegrino speak with the media.
Feature Interview: Mauricio Pellegrino
Read our in-depth piece with the Saints boss
Pellegrino pleased with signs of progression
Mauricio Pellegrino gives his thoughts on Saints' 2-0 win over Sevilla.
Video: Pellegrino reflects on Sevilla success
Mauricio Pellegrino on Southampton's 2-0 win over Sevilla.
Pellegrino targets improvement
Mauricio Pellegrino looks ahead to Sevilla.
Video: Pellegrino on Augsburg loss
Watch Mauricio Pellegrino's reaction to the pre-season defeat.
Pellegrino: Lessons to learn
Mauricio Pellegrino gives an honest assessment after defeat to FC Augsburg.
Pellegrino excited for St Mary’s debut
Mauricio Pellegrino is looking forward to taking charge of his first game at St Mary’s tomorrow evening.
Pellegrino: That was a good end to our time here
Mauricio Pellegrino was pleased with the manner in which Saints defeated Saint-Etienne in France.
Video: Pellegrino on win in France
Watch the manager's reaction to the win over Saint-Étienne.
France trip will be good for the group, says Pellegrino
Mauricio Pellegrino believes next week's pre-season camp in France will be hugely beneficial for the Southampton squad.
Video: Pellegrino on Brentford draw
Mauricio Pellegrino reflects on Southampton's 2-2 draw with Brentford in pre-season.
Pellegrino: We are in a good way
Mauricio Pellegrino was pleased with what he saw from his side during their 2-2 pre-season draw with Brentford.
Pellegrino to up players' game time
Saints boss to increase some players' involvement.
Pellegrino: I sense the fans' passion
Mauricio Pellegrino on having 1,500 Saints fans at Brentford.
Video: Pellegrino on Brentford
Mauricio Pellegrino previews Brentford.
Forster: Pellegrino has been awesome
Fraser Forster on the impact of the new manager.
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.