Southampton have announced that they have parted ways with manager Mark Hughes today after winning just one of their opening 14 games of the Premier League season.
Hughes took over at St.Mary’s eight months ago after he had been sacked by Stoke City. Southampton where hovering just above the relegation zone when Hughes arrived on the South Coast and although he managed to keep them in the Premier League he won just three top flight games from 22 during his time in charge.
#SaintsFC can today confirm it has parted company with First Team Manager Mark Hughes.
Full statement: pic.twitter.com/EisJf8c2gb
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) December 3, 2018
Southampton’s board decided to act with the club currently sitting in 18th place in the Premier League table, with Hughes becoming the first manager to be sacked by two top flight clubs in the same year.
Former RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl is currently the bookies favourites to replace Hughes.