MARCO SILVA is poised for a swift return to Premier League administration with Southampton.
Silva, 40, was sacked by Watford on Sunday after a run of only one win in 11 league video games.
The Hertfordshire membership blamed an method from Everton earlier this season for turning Silva’s head.
A Vicarage Street insider mentioned: “He took his eye off the ball after that.”
However that may not postpone Southampton, who vied with Crystal Palace and Watford to enroll the highly-rated Portuguese boss after he left relegated Hull final summer time.
Main figures within the St Mary’s hierarchy are nonetheless hankering after Silva, particularly with their group within the backside three after Sunday’s 1-1 residence draw with Tottenham.
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Present Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino, 46, is within the midst of a good worse run than Silva — one win in 15 league video games.
Pellegrino likens his job to the electrical chair however is just not anticipating the sack.
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He mentioned: “I concern for the well being of my household, not my job. I take pleasure in my job, even in tough moments.”
However Pellegrino is clearly in peril as chiefs eye Silva as their saviour — and the appointment will likely be standard, with followers calling for him to go on social media yesterday.
Regardless of the group’s place, it didn’t cease Pellegrino blooding a younger gun — after giving Michael Obafemi his Premier League debut at 17 years and 199 days.
That made the Irish striker the membership’s second youngest top-flight debutant behind Luke Shaw.
And Obafemi, who nearly hit a late winner in opposition to Spurs, was shocked by his promotion.
He mentioned: “I got here in on Saturday considering I used to be enjoying the Below-18s match in opposition to Fulham.
“However then I bought instructed I’d be coaching with the primary group, with the potential to be within the squad.
“I used to be overwhelmed, I used to be nervous however the welcome from the supporters was sensible.”
Saints left-back Matt Targett, 22, has joined Fulham on mortgage for the remainder of the season.