Southampton Sacks Manager Mark Hughes

December 04, 2018

Premier League outfit Southampton announced that Mark Hughes has been sacked as manager of the struggling club.

Hughes has been in charge of the Saints for only eight months, during which the club has won only one of their 14 Premier League matches and suffered seven defeats this season.

They currently rank 18th in the Premier League standings, one point ahead of bottom club Fulham.

Despite picking up a 2-2 draw against Manchester United over the weekend, Southampton decided it was time to cut ties with Hughes.

The announcement was made via a statement posted to the club’s Twitter account on Monday, 3 December, in which they also thanked the 55-year-old Welshman for his efforts.

In addition, they revealed that assistant first team manager, Mark Bowen, and assistant first team coach, Eddie Niedzwiecki, have also left the club.

While a search is currently underway for a new manager, first team assistant coach, Kelvin Davis, will lead Southampton for their match against Tottenham Hotspur this Wednesday, 5 December.

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