Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino feels they can beat the drop - thanks to the new Pope!

The Argentine boss was delighted to see countryman Jorge Bergoglio get the nod to be "Pope Francis".

And now Pochettino hopes to get divine intervention to save his aptly-named Saints.

He joked: "The positive energy will come straight from the Vatican. He was elected for a reason.

"We've two gods already in Argentina in Messi and Maradona."