Mauricio Pellegrino was sacked from his position as Southampton manager on Monday, leaving the team just one point above the relegation zone with eight Premier League games remaining.
After spending less than a year at the club, the 46-year-old Argentinian was removed following a disastrous 3-0 defeat at Newcastle United on Saturday despite still being in with a chance of winning the FA Cup.
These were the best of the Mauricio Pellegrino sacked jokes as Southampton get rid:
BREAKING: Southampton sack Mauricio Pellegrino pic.twitter.com/qkhO2wim5d
— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) March 12, 2018
Can you live stream the sacking of pellegrino instead?
— Calum (@_calumdavies) March 12, 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAURICIO PELLEGRINO
— Christopher Lambe (@Lambey6) March 12, 2018
Southampton have sacked Mauricio Pellegrino and employed his more useful older brother San. pic.twitter.com/AohWA7AKwE
— Ryan Fyfe (@RyanFyfe4) March 12, 2018
No surprise Mauricio Pellegrino has lost his job seeing as he was only chosen because he's the non-union Argentine equivalent of Manuel Pellegrini pic.twitter.com/VcL2G3QxnQ
— Thomas Jones (@tomj191) March 12, 2018
It's taken Mauricio Pellegrino being fired for me to realize he's not the same bloke who managed Manchester City.
— Vegito (@jconderson) March 12, 2018
Mauricio Pellegrino's sacking at this stage of the season brings to mind only one possible solution for Southampton. pic.twitter.com/Pv04xVhQaJ
— Dan (@ThatConnArtist) March 12, 2018
— The Sack Race (@thesackrace) March 12, 2018
Farewell Mauricio Pellegrino. You didn't win many games. But you might have won a dull-off with Manuel Pellegrini.
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) March 12, 2018
Think the most memorable thing about Mauricio Pellegrino's reign at Southampton is the time when I realised they hired someone who's name was basically what'd happen if Mauricio Pochettino and Manuel Pellegrini had a child together
— Sean (@WafcSean) March 12, 2018
It’s on the page next to we don’t care!
— John Doswell (@dossie1954) March 11, 2018
Mauricio Pellegrino has been sacked by Southampton. Farewell sweet prince, we hardly knew you at all.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 12, 2018
Mauricio Pellegrino was a made up person anyway.
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) March 12, 2018
Time to bring in Manuel Pelligrini and then when he's sacked, hire San Pellegrino and then after that you can get a Perigrin Falcon.
— Stephen (@sjwalt2006) March 12, 2018
You could say Southampton are now Sans Pellegrino after the fizz went out of their season! pic.twitter.com/FkSGFCQYi1
— Jon Birchall (@jonbir90) March 12, 2018