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Southampton sack their manager

Southampton have announced that they have sacked manager Mark Hughes after eight months in charge.

It comes after the Saints threw away a 2-0 lead to end up drawing with Manchester United this weekend, leaving them 18th in the Premier League table.

SOUTHAMPTON CLUB STATEMENT:

Southampton Football Club can today confirm it has parted company with First Team Manager Mark Hughes.

Assistant First Team Manager Mark Bowen and Assistant First Team Coach Eddie Niedzwiecki have also left the club.

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 under way.

First Team Assistant Coach Kelvin Davis will lead the team for Wednesday’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

 

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