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Reports: Southampton to give Mark Hughes time to reverse fortunes

Mark Hughes will be given time to turn things around at Saints according to the Telegraph

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Southampton manager Mark Hughes to avoid sack and be given time to reverse team’s form Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Southampton want to give manager Mark Hughes time to turn things around at the club, according to the Telegraph.

Saints have only mustered one win this season under Hughes, who has overseen just three wins in 21 games in charge.

Southampton dropped into the relegation zone earlier today, following Huddersfield’s 2-0 away win at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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Jeremy Wilson, the Telegraph’s Chief Sports Reporter, says the club will give Hughes time, but will review the manager’s position if there is not an improvement in results.

The club’s board members are said to be reluctant to make their fourth managerial change since 2016, following Ronald Koeman, Claude Puel and Mauricio Pellegrino’s departures from Saints.

However, they are also wary of making the same mistake as they did with Pellegrino last season, waiting until March to bin the Argentine.

The Southampton hierarchy have already made moves in changing things on the footballing side of the club, sacking Les Reed and Martin Hunter from their respective roles earlier this month.

If Hughes is to stay in charge, his next two games see Southampton host Manchester United and visit Tottenham Hotspur.