Southampton are unlikely to make a move for Marco Silva as they go in search of a new manager, according to the Telegraph’s Jeremy Wilson.

Saints confirmed on Monday evening that Mauricio Pellegrino had been relieved of his duties as the club’s first-team manager. The team are currently sat in 17th place on the Premier League table and after just one win in 17 top flight games, the decision was made to axe the ex-Alaves man.

The search for a new boss has begun and Saints are understood to be keen on appointing their next manager before Sunday’s trip to Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

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Although, it seems unlikely now that their new boss will be Silva, who was relieved of his duties at Watford earlier on in the season.

Silva has developed a reputation for being a promising young coach and given his experience of the Premier League coupled with his evident man-management skills, he appeared to be a viable candidate for the vacant post at St Mary’s Stadium.

This does not seem to be the case, though, as Saints look towards other options for their new manager. Other bosses who are out of work that boast Premier League experience are notably Mark Hughes, Slaven Bilic and Paul Clement.