Sturrock leaves Saints
Sturrock left Plymouth to take charge at St Mary's in March
Southampton manager Paul Sturrock has left the club by mutual agreement.
Sturrock, who has been in charge for five-and-a-half months, exits St Mary's after just 13 games in charge.
Coach Steve Wigley takes the helm on a temporary basis while the club search for a replacement, and is a contender to take the job permanently.
BBC Sport understands ex-boss Glenn Hoddle will not be considered after strong opposition from fans when he was linked to the job in March.
In a statement, Saints chairman Rupert Lowe blamed negative press reports about Sturrock's reign for his departure.
Lowe said: "Management in the Premier League is highly pressured.
"When this pressure is compounded by a constant stream of negative and unfair media coverage, which has taken on a life of it's own recently, the position becomes untenable.
"Those people responsible for perpetrating this unsatisfactory situation, often in return for financial reward, should take a long hard look at themselves."
Lowe blaming the press ?!
either way good news for lovers of good football, hopefully managers like Sturrock will stay in div 1 or 2. No offence but it was awful to watch the Saints under him.
Shame about Hoddle not being considered since he most certainly would have taken Dean Richards off our books