Saints Fans To Finally Get The Feel For Pellegrino
Friday, 14th Jul 2017 10:34
Mauricio Pellegrino has had a low key arrival and first few weeks at Southampton FC since his appointment last month, but now he prepares to put out his first side against St Gallen.
It is into the unknown for Saints fans as they await to see just what Mauricio Pellegrino is made of, Claude Puel aside most Saints mangerial appointments have either been familiar faces or as in the case of Mauricio Pochettino been mid season so the new man has been plunged straight into action.
Pellegrino has not had that baptism of fire and has time to prepare his squad, although not all his squad have arrived yet, he has had a little more time than his predecessor who did not have a full squad together till a week before the season started.
Pellegrino puts his first side together a full month before the Premier League opened against Swansea, so if he has one thing on his side it is plenty of time to assess his team and what he feels needs tweaking.
We have heard a lot about the tactical abilities of the Argentinian and the way he likes to put out his sides and adapt them when the needs arise, but the plain truth is there are few Saints supporters who know a lot about him as a manager.
Therefore the game against St Gallen on Saturday will be looked forward too with interest.
But like most early pre season games, there will probably be little concrete learn't, it will be a case of using the full squad and getting them used to being back on the ball again.
But we will be able to glean what his managerial style is,how he operates and how he conducts himself, the game in Switzerland will be more about finding out about the manager than finding out about the team, we know we have some quality players, we know that they were poorly managed last season and the best was not got out of them, we now need to find out if San Pellegrino's tactical style holds water.
One good omen is that as most will know San Pellegrino is a brand of water based drinks (Ok i know all drinks are, but this brand is a little more focused) the translation from Spanish to English is Saint Pellegrino, so very apt.
So at last we get to see our new manager in action, let's hope that he is more Mauricio Pochettino than Claude Puel !
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