Mark Hughes has been sacked as the manager of Southampton after eight months in charge at St Mary’s.
The Saints currently find themselves 18th in the table following a poor start to the season that was rounded off by their 2-2 draw against Manchester United.
“It was the final nail in the coffin” stated chairman Ralph Krueger. “Losing 3-2 to relegation rivals Fulham was tolerable, but throwing away a 2-0 lead against Man United? I don’t think so.”
First-team assistant and club ‘legend’ Kelvin Davis will take charge of the team for their midweek clash against Tottenham. The goalkeeper, who retired last year, claimed he’s “excited to stand up after sitting on the bench for 5 years”.
Southampton confirmed the move in a statement earlier this morning, adding: “The search for a new manager to narrowly avoid relegation is already underway.”
More to follow.