Southampton sack Mark Hughes pursuing attract with Manchester United

Southampton have won just one particular match in the Premier League this season (Getty Illustrations or photos)

Southampton have sacked manager Mark Hughes adhering to a run of a person get in 14 Leading League game titles this period.

The Welshman, who spent two years with the club as a participant to the conclude of his job, changed Mauricio Pellegrino in March and correctly steered Southampton to Leading League survival.

However, Southampton are embroiled in a second successive relegation battle and Sunday’s 2-2 draw versus Manchester United on Saturday – a activity in which Southampton were being 2- up – intended that Hughes had gained just five of his 27 matches in cost.

In a assertion, the club claimed: ‘Southampton Soccer Club can today confirm it has parted enterprise with 1st Workforce Supervisor Mark Hughes.

‘Assistant To start with Workforce Supervisor Mark Bowen and Assistant Initially Staff Coach Eddie Niedzwiecki have also still left the club.

‘We would like to specific our thanks to Mark and his workers for all of their attempts in the course of their time at St Mary’s.

‘The research for a new supervisor to get the club ahead is previously less than way.

‘First Staff Assistant Coach Kelvin Davis will guide the team for Wednesday’s Leading League video game against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.’

Southampton have long gone 10 Leading League video games with no a acquire and this weekend’s outcome signifies that they are 18th in the table, only ahead of Burnley on objective variation.

With benefits very poor and very little signs of improvement evident on the pitch, the club’s board made a decision to sack Hughes, irrespective of handing him a 3-year deal in the summer season.

Previous goalkeeper and club captain Kelvin Davis will lead the Saints in opposition to Spurs on Wednesday, while ex-QPR, Swansea and Leicester supervisor Paulo Sousa was linked with the job on a lasting foundation past week.

Hughes gets the 2nd Premier League manager to be sacked this year adhering to Slavisa Jokanovic’s dismissal by Fulham final month.

He is the second superior-profile departure from Southampton, following the sacking of former Head of Football Advancement and Aid, Les Reed a few weeks ago.

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