FORMER Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino has admitted to making “mistakes” during his ill-fated spell at St Mary’s.

Pellegrino was hired in the summer of 2017 after the club decided to sack Frenchman Claude Puel.

However, the Spaniard was sacked with eight Premier League games remaining and left the club needing to be rescued by Mark Hughes.

Speaking to the Coaches Voice, Pellegrino said: “So when the opportunity arose, I came together with Southampton as their head coach.

“They showed me a very ambitious project for the club. A team with a great infrastructure, power and the capacity to sign players.

“It was a very good place to work as a manager, and to carry on my development.

“That season went from a high to a low – my time there ended with eight Premier League fixtures remaining. Some aspects of our time there, we managed well; in others, we obviously made mistakes.”