Premier League

Southampton appoints Pellegrino as manager on 3-year deal

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) Southampton appointed Mauricio Pellegrino as its new manager on Friday, a week after dismissing Claude Puel.

Pellegrino, a 45-year-old Argentine, received a three-year deal.

He left Alaves in May after losing the Copa del Rey final to Barcelona, and guiding his side to ninth in La Liga.