Official: Leganes appoint Pellegrino

Leganes have officially appointed former Alaves and Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino as their new Coach.

A statement on Leganes’ official website confirms Pellegrino has signed a one-year contract with the club.

The Argentine was most recently in charge of Southampton, who sacked him in March after a run of only one win in 17 games.

However, he impressed at Alaves the season before, guiding them to a ninth-place finish in La Liga and their first-ever Copa del Rey Final.

Nonetheless, he has big shoes to fill, his predecessor Asier Garitano – now at Real Sociedad – having taken Los Pepineros from Segunda B to the top flight in five seasons.

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