Southampton Football Club has announced that it has parted company with manager Mark Hughes.
The Club statement read:
“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 underway.
“First Team Assistant Coach Kelvin Davis will lead the team for Wednesday’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.”
In spite of Southampton’s impressive performance in the 2-2 draw against Manchester United over the weekend, the news of Hughes’sacking doesn’t come as a huge surprise as there had been mounting speculation about his imminent sacking in the last three to four weeks.
At the time of his dismissal, Southampton is in 18th place on the Premier League table and with just one win all season.