Southampton Sack Manager Mark Hughes After Eight Months In Charge
Mark Hughes has been sacked as manager of Southampton after only eight months in charge.
The Saints, who drew with Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday, are 18th in the table.
The struggling Premier League club made the announcement on Monday, despite an improved performance over the weekend.
“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 club said in a statement.
“The search for a new manager to take the club forward is already under way.”
Assistant first team manager Mark Bowen and assistant first team coach Eddie Niedzwiecki have also left the club.
Hughes joined Southampton in March, two months after being sacked by Stoke City and managed to stay above the relegation zone at the end of last season.
However, they have struggled again this season and, across his spell, have won just three of their 22 league games.