Southampton have fired Mauricio Pellegrino as manager.

Marco Silva, the former Watford and Hull City manager who is now out of work, was once of interest to Saints, while Slavisa Jokanovic, the Fulham manager, has also previously been linked with the club.

Southampton have won only five league games this season, two of them against the bottom club, West Bromwich Albion. Pellegrino was expected to bring an attacking brand of front-foot football to St Mary’s.