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Southampton Sack Manager Mark Hughes After 1 Win In 14 Premier League Matches

Mark Hughes has been sacked as manager of Southampton FC, despite earning a 2-2 draw at Manchester United on Saturday, the Saints are third from bottom in the Premier League table with nine points from 14 matches.

Southampton confirmed the move in a statement on Monday, “We would like to express our thanks to Mark and his staff for all of their efforts during their time at St Mary’s.

“The search for a new manager to take the club forward is already underway.”

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Before the draw against Man United, Southampton were beaten 3-2 by relegation rivals Fulham and knocked out of the EFL Cup on penalties by Leicester.

Along with Hughes, assistant first-team manager Mark Bowen and Coach Eddie Niedzwiecki have also left the club.

55-year-old Hughes took over at St Mary’s last March and guided them to Premier League survival and an FA Cup semi-final but was unable to inspire a better campaign this time around. The Saints currently reside in the bottom three after 14 games, of which they have lost seven.

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Hughes is the second managerial departure of the 2018/19 season after Slavisa Jokanovic, who was replaced by Claudio Ranieri at Fulham last month.

Kelvin Davis who is the first-team assistant coach will take charge of the team for the game against Tottenham on Wednesday.

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