23 Jan 2013

Southampton draws 0-0 with Everton in EPL

11:53 am on 23 January 2013

Mauricio Pochettino's first match as football manager of English Premier League club Southampton ended in a goalless draw at home to Everton.

The result moved Southampton four points clear of the bottom three in the League and left Everton three points adrift of the top four and a place in next season's Champions League.

Pochettino was appointed after Southampton sacked Nigel Adkins on Friday just two days after the Englishman had overseen a draw away to European champions Chelsea.

Pochettino, who does not speak English, was brought in by Saints executive chairman Nicola Cortese despite having been sacked by Espanyol in November with the Spanish side bottom of La Liga.