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Southampton sack Mark Hughes with Saints in relegation zone

This was a matter of when, not if

This had been coming for a while.

Southampton and Mark Hughes are no more after the club sacked their beleaguered manager on Monday morning.

It comes as no surprise, with the Saints in the bottom three after managing just one win all season – the lowest in the Premier League.


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Goodbye Mark

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Goodbye Mark

Hughes has had a fairly miserable time on the south coast, just about managing to secure safety last season.

But it’s been all downhill this campaign and they currently sit just a single point above bottom of the table Fulham.

The draw with Man United on Saturday was the final straw, with Southampton throwing away a two-goal lead against Jose Mourinho’s out-of-sorts side.

‘You’re next, Jose’

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‘You’re next, Jose’

Reports this week claimed the club were ready to turn to Paulo Sousa as Hughes’ replacement.

Could he get the best out of a decent squad that really shouldn’t be worried by relegation?

Sousa is currently third favourite for the job, according to odds from The Sack Racebehind former Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores.


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