Southampton Football Club, nicknamed The Saints, play in the Premier League and are currently managed by Ronald Koeman.
The club has won the FA Cup once in 1976. Their highest-ever league finish was second in the First Division in the 1983-84 season. Southampton were relegated from the Premiership, after 27 successive seasons of playing in the top-flight, at the end of the 2004-05 season. They slipped further and in the 2009-10 season, Southampton were playing in League One. They were promoted to the Championship in 2011 and this sparked a fantastic turn around for the club.
After just one season in the Championship they were promoted back to the Premier League. Mauricio Pochettino took over the management of the team early in the season and they finished a respectable 14th and recorded some impressive results, including home wins against Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea. During the 2013-14 season, Southampton really started to capture people's attention, finishing in 8th and getting many plaudits for their style of football.
Ronald Koeman replaced Pochettino after he left for Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton continued to progress. The club earned several new accolades in the 2014–15 season, with a record 8-0 victory over Sunderland in October 2014, and their first league victory since 1988 at Old Trafford against Manchester United in January 2015, after Dušan Tadić scored the only goal of the game. In their final home game of the season, a 6-1 victory against Aston Villa, Sadio Mané scored three goals in the space of 176 seconds, making it the fastest hat trick in the history of the Premier League. The club finished seventh, their highest ever Premier League rank, with 60 points and qualified for the qualifying round of the Europa League.