Southampton manager Mark Hughes sacked after 9 months with the club

Southampton manager Mark Hughes sacked after 9 months with the club

- Mark Hughes has been relived of his duties with Southampton

- The Welshman has only won one Premier League match so far

- He has been replaced by first team coach assistant Kelvin Davis

Premier League club Southampton have sack their manager Mark Hughes after recording series of poor results in all competitions.

The Saints blew away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 against Manchester United in a league fixture played at Saint Mary's.

Southampton are currently rooted to third from the bottom of the table with nine points from 14 matches.

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Mark Huges side have won just one Premier League match all season which was against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park back in September.

The Saints have lost seven matches this season, with the remaining six games ending in a draw, including the fixture against United over the weekend.

The Welshman joined Southampton in March 2018 when the club were relegation-threatened and the former Stoke City boss helped the Saints retain their Premier League status.

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And according to a statement released by the club, assistant first team manager Kelvin Davis will replace Hughes on a temporary basis until a new coach is appointed.

Davis will have his first litmus test against Tottenham on Wednesday, December 5, at the Wembley Stadium.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Manchester United came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against Southampton at Saint Mary's.

Stuart Armstrong and Cedric Soares out the Saints ahead in the opening 20 minutes but Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrara brought United back into the game.

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