'Take a gamble': Southampton fans call for Potter as next manager

A general view of St Mary's Stadium ahead of the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Southampton, England.

Southampton fans would evidently like Graham Potter to lead their club forward.

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino on the touch line during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park on March 10, 2018 in Newcastle upon...

Yesterday, Southampton sacked their manager Mauricio Pellegrino with eight games remaining to play in the Premier League.

The South Coast club decided to pull the plug after an abysmal run of one win in their last 17 league matches, with their most recent showing coming in the form of a 3-0 loss to fellow strugglers Newcastle United. 

As it stands, Southampton currently sit one point above the relegation zone with time running out.

The Argentine was appointed last summer after the dismissal of Claude Puel, who has since found work again with Leicester City and is doing a fine job. 

Pellegrino won only eight of his 34 games in charge of the Saints; a win rate of 23.5 per cent. 

Graham Potter, head coach of Ostersunds FK claps the fans after UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Arsenal and Ostersunds FK at the Emirates Stadium on February 22, 2018 in...

In the wake of the news regarding Pellegrino's sacking, many Southampton fans have been calling for Ostersunds manager Graham Potter to take the club forward.

Potter has risen to prominence with the Swedish minnows over several years, taking them from the Swedish fourth tier to the Allsvenskan after a number of successful promotions. 

He and his team were crowned Swedish Cup champions in 2016/2017, the first major trophy in the club's history, leading to qualification for the Europa League knockout stages. 

After defeating the likes of Galatasaray in the qualifying rounds, Potter led Ostersunds through the group, finishing top and setting up a tie against Arsenal in the round of 32.

Despite eventually being knocked out, Ostersunds recorded an emphatic 2-1 victory at the Emirates Stadium to cap off a stunning story all round, rightly leading to Potter being linked to vacant jobs back in his native land. 

Here is a round up of some of the reaction from the Southampton fans:

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