Southampton turn to Hughes

Southampton sacked manager Mauricio Pellegrino after a poor run in the Premier League with the team battling to stay in the top flight and is now looking to Mark Hughes to save them.

The former Stoke City manager has been heavily linked with the managerial spot and a chance to redeem his name in the PL. He has been offered a contract until the end of the season when a decision will be made about appointing a long-term replacement for Mauricio Pellegrino. This is according to The Independent.

New team

The 54-year-old will bring Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki with him to St Mary's, the three have worked together extensively at the Hughes' five previous jobs in the Premier League. Hughes played for Saints between 1998 and 2000 and they believe that he has the experience to steer the club away from the relegation zone.

Following the West Ham game on March 31, Southampton faces a series of tough games against Arsenal (away), Chelsea (home) and Leicester (away) before a home match against Bournemouth. After that, they are away to Everton and finish at home to Manchester City.

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