Pochettino resigns and replaced by French coach
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has announced his immediate resignation from his club. The move comes as a surprise as he guided Southampton a successful season with The Saints.
"I want to try something new, claimed Pochettino when asked about his job resignation.
"I'm sure that even without me, Southampton will do wonderfully here at the Premier League. I'd like to thank the staff, players, the chairman, and most of all the fans. They are the one who deserves the most thanks as they have stayed with us thick and thin."
Frenchman Laurent Blanc has been immediately announced as the new Saints manager.
Laurent Blanc started his managing career on the 8th of June 2007, at French club Bordeaux. His first season at the club was a 2nd place finish and a Manager of the Year award. His second season was even more successful, racking up an impressive 11 win-streak over the last few games and clinching the league title.
On May 2010, after three seasons with the French outfit, Blanc was appointed the France national team, but resigned on June 2012. Now Blanc tries his hand at Premier Division managing, will he succeed?