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 By Alex Crook

Five things for Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino to sort out first

Steve Nicol believes Mauricio Pellegrino's open, attack-minded style of football will suit Southampton.

Southampton unveiled Mauricio Pellegrino as their third manager in as many seasons on Friday.

Pellegrino, 45, won the race to replace the sacked Claude Puel ahead of Dutch legend Frank de Boer, as Saints chiefs were impressed with how the Argentine guided little Alaves to the Spanish cup final and see similarities with fellow countryman and their former boss Mauricio Pochettino.

But what five things does Pellegrino need to do to ensure he matches Pochettino's success on the south coast?

1. Persuade...

 By Chris Wright

Manolo Gabbiadini has his cake and can't eat it

Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini used the off-season to get married to his long-term partner Martina Rubini, with the pair getting hitched in the parish church of Sasso Marconi, Bologna.

As well as the usual flowers and finery, the ceremony also boasted what is quite possibly the biggest wedding cake we've ever seen.


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Crikey. That's a whole lot of cake!

Gabbiadini is going to have to hit his preseason training regime extra hard if he's going to work that monstrous thing off in time for the start...

 By Chris Wright

Bertrand and Forster star in Southampton's snazzy kit reveal

To help launch their 2017-18 kits, Southampton have created a cartoon series in which a gang of their players help to unveil the new designs.

The mini-series stars Ryan Bertrand, Fraser Forster, Maya Yoshida and Manolo Gabbiadini as a crime-fighting quartet tasked with retrieving the strips after they were stolen by an as-yet unnamed foe.

There's even a little guest cameo from Saints legend Matt Le Tissier to keep an eye out for.

 By Alex Crook

Southampton grew tired of dour Claude Puel and had to act decisively

Claude Puel has been sacked as Southampton manager.

Southampton executive director Les Reed has rightly been applauded for the way he has guided the club out of troubled waters to become one of the Premier League's most upwardly mobile clubs.

After all, there are not many sides who could have recovered from losing two managers of the calibre of Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman plus a host of star players and still continue to make forward strides.

But the sacking of Claude Puel after less than a year in charge was a very public admission...

I was tapped up: What happens and why clubs risk it for transfer targets

Shaka Hislop is befuddled by the news of Liverpool's approach.

Tapping up, the practice of one club courting a player of another without permission, is football's worst kept secret. And it is one that the general public only ever hear about when a club or player get caught. The rest of the time, hidden in plain sight, transfer dealings are often conducted in direct contravention of the regulations and no one bats an eyelid.

It is widespread but only when a club is particularly determined to keep hold of their player, or there is a feeling that the unwritten...

 By Tony Mabert

'Tapping up' Q and A: Southampton's accusations at Liverpool over Van Dijk

As Virgil van Dijk's transfer saga took a strange twist today, Shaka Hislop doesn't understand Liverpool's odd statement.

Liverpool have abandoned their hopes of signing Virgil van Dijk and apologised to Southampton for "any misunderstanding" over their interest after they were accused of "tapping up" the player.

But what is "tapping up"? The most famous case in recent history was arguably Ashley Cole's move from Arsenal to Chelsea back in 2005 when the player, as well as Chelsea and their manager Jose Mourinho, were fined.

Via email, ESPN FC asked James Hill, associate at sports law practice Onside Law, to explain...