No sack fears for Saints boss

11 January 2018 11:44:11 EST

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino is adamant he has no concerns about his position at the club ahead of Sunday’s Premier League encounter with Watford.

Having gone nine games without a win, Saints currently find themselves hovering just above the relegation zone ahead of the trip to Vicarage Road.

Pressure is starting to mount on the shoulders of Pellegrino but the former Alaves boss claims he has no concerns over his position at St Mary’s and expects the team’s fortunes to turn around.

"It is part of our job," he said. "The biggest risk in football is to work in football. In football you need results, they are everything."

He added: "I don't think about that (being sacked) because it is part of our life. I try to do my best.

"Obviously in football there are three results possible. Everything can pass, and every week history can change. I understand the situation of the fans because we have the same feeling. We are responsible for our situation."

Pellegrino feels his side are well prepared for the weekend and believes his players are more than capable of getting a result at the home of the Hornets.

"It is a massive game for us," he said. "We are better prepared than at the beginning of the season.

"Watford is a team that have qualities like us but now I feel that we have learned a little bit from this game and we have better preparations.

"The mood is good but we want to translate this onto the pitch."

Southampton are 7/4 to win, 23/10 to draw and 9/5 to lose to Watford.

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