Premier League strugglers Southampton name Hughes as manager

From BBC - March 14, 2018

Southampton have appointed former Stoke boss Mark Hughes as their new manager until the end of the season.

The 54-year-old replaces Mauricio Pellegrino, who was sacked by Saints on Monday with the team one point and one place above the relegation zone.

They had won once in 17 games, with eight league matches left this season.

Hughes was sacked by Stoke in January after four and a half years in charge, leaving with the Potters in the relegation zone.

He has taken charge of 445 Premier League matches for Blackburn, Manchester City, Fulham, QPR and Stoke during a managerial career that began with five years in charge of his native Wales.

He spent two years at Southampton from 1998 to 2000 in a 22-year playing career that also included spells at Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona.


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