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Southampton boss Hughes admits it’s not easy managing in ‘diverse’ Premier League

Southampton manager Mark Hughes has said that it is not easy managing in the Premier League because of the league’s cultural diversity and its wide range of nationalities.

The Saints have got off to a difficult start to their Premier League campaign, winning just one of their opening six games, drawing two and losing the other three.

Ahead of Southampton‘s next game against the impressive newly promoted Wolves, manager Mark Hughes has said that managing in English top flight is made more difficult due to the vast array of cultures within the game.

“It’s not easy. You’ve got a diverse group, every dressing room in this day and age is different, certainly at the top level.

“It’s made up of different players from different countries, from different cultures. You can’t manage one size fits all, you’ve just got to know your group and know what ticks players’ boxes.”

Hughes was surprisingly handed the Saints job late last season, despite having being sacked by Stoke City for a miserable campaign in the Potteries. However, he steered the South Coast club away from relegation before being handed the job on the permanent basis.

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