Southampton manager Mark Hughes sacked

The manager of Southampton Mark Hughes has been sacked.

The struggling club announced this on Monday, despite an improved performance in a 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

The Welshman, 55, took over at St Mary’s in March and guided them to Premier League survivalan FA Cup semi-final but was unable to inspire a better campaign this season.

Assistant first team manager Mark Bowen and assistant first team coach Eddie Niedzwiecki have also left the club.

Southampton, who were 2-0 up against Jose Mourinho’s United at home on Saturday at one stage, are 18th in the Premier League, just one point ahead of bottom club Fulham.

They have won just one of their 14 Premier League matches this season under Hughes, suffering seven defeats.

The former Manchester United, Barcelona and Chelsea player signed for Southampton as a player towards the end of an illustrious career.

During his coaching career he has managed Wales as well as Blackburn, Manchester City and Stoke.


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