Southampton sack Hughes
Mark Hughes was fired after eight months as manager of English Premier League strugglers Southampton yesterday, adding to the sense of crisis on and off the field at the beleaguered south-coast club.
Hughes' departure came less than a month after Southampton parted company with vice chairman Les Reed and technical director Martin Hunter, citing the need for new direction to a team in danger of slipping out of the lucrative division.
Southampton are third-to-last in the standings, with a Premier League-low one win from their first 14 matches. The final game of Hughes' underwhelming tenure was a 2-2 home draw against Manchester United on Saturday, during which Southampton squandered a two-goal lead.