Mauricio Pellegrino has today resigned as manager of Leganes, which could present a problem for Southampton not too far down the road.
Leganes are bottom of La Liga with two points from nine matches. They’ve only managed to score four goals in the league so far this season, and that’s very much been a problem for the team.
Southampton owned Guido Carrillo hasn’t found the back of the net once, despite featuring in six matches.
Pellegrino signed the player for Southampton, and after it didn’t work out at the Saints for either of them, he took Carrillo on loan once he took over at Leganes.
Last season the striker scored six times in 32 La Liga matches, but he was still taken back on loan by Pellegrino, who has long been a big fan of the 28 year old.
Without the manager in place, and without a single goal to his name this campaign, Carrillo’s future at Leganes looks anything but secure.
As it stands, it has to be considered unlikely they’ll make an attempt for a permanent transfer. That will see the player return to Southampton, with a reputation which has dropped even further.
The Premier League club were always going to make a big loss on the player, and now that loss is likely to be even greater.