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Pardew pitches up as new Southampton manager

Former Charlton and West Ham manager Alan Pardew has been named as the new boss of Southampton. "I'm proud and very excited to be joining a club with an immense history and huge potential," Pardew told the club's official website. "Everything is here in terms of quality of stadium, training facilities and, now, financial stability.

"I look forward to working with the squad and with the executive management as part of a team committed to achieving progress."

Southampton will kick off the new season in League One with a 10-point deficit, having been relegated and fallen into administration last term.

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