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Saints, Palace close on managers

19 June 2017 National Sport


Last Updated: 19/06/17 12:09pm

Frank de Boer has been linked with both clubs

Frank de Boer has been linked with both clubs

Southampton and Crystal Palace are close to appointing new managers – with Mauricio Pellegrino and Frank de Boer on both clubs’ final shortlists.

understands that Palace’s search may be the more advanced, with Pellegrino and De Boer the hot favourites to replace Sam Allardyce at Selhurst Park.

Pellegrino has caught the eye of clubs across Europe after he led Alaves to a ninth-place finish in La Liga and an appearance in the Copa del Rey final.

Mauricio Pellegrino is also in contention to take over at Selhurst Park

Mauricio Pellegrino is also in contention to take over at Selhurst Park

Mauricio Pellegrino is also in contention to take over at Selhurst Park

Southampton are understood to have narrowed their managerial shortlist down to four candidates – with a decision expected this week.

Last week Borussia Dortmund’s highly-rated former manager, .

Thomas Tuchel ruled himself out of the running for the Southampton job

Thomas Tuchel ruled himself out of the running for the Southampton job

Thomas Tuchel ruled himself out of the running for the Southampton job

Former Bayer Leverkusen head coach Roger Schmidt was close to agreeing a deal before choosing a big money role in Beijing.

Julian Nagelsmann was also an early contender, before recently extending his contract at Hoffenheim.


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