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Southampton closing in on Mark Hughes appointment

Southampton closing in on Mark Hughes appointment

An abject display in a 3-0 defeat to relegation rivals Newcastle United proved the final straw, that result leaving the side with just one win in their last 17 Premier League games.

He did, however, drive the club to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, where they face a trip to Wigan on Sunday.

The Argentine was relieved of his duties as manager after going 17 games with just one win.

Hughes was sacked by Stoke in January after four and a half years, having previously managed Wales, Blackburn, Manchester City, Fulham and QPR.

According to both Sky Bet and Oddschecker Mark Hughes is the favourite to be the next Southampton manager.

Southampton are reportedly interested in luring Brendan Rodgers back to the English Premier League.

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The said incident happened in September which allegedly left a 27-year-old injured - a fractured eye socket. He will, however, be able to play for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League in April and May.


Southampton, who are the ninth Premier League club to change manager this term, are in their sixth straight season in the top flight and have not finished lower than 14th in that time.

In a statement, Pellegrino said: "From the beginning I tried to do my best every single day".

With the form Southampton have been in this year, Pellegrino's sacking has been more of an inevitability than anything else, but with only eight matches left in the season, it puts the club in an incredibly hard position.

Pro Soccer Talk understand that Mark Hughes is the overwhelming favorite to take charge of Saints after they fired Argentine coach Mauricio Pellegrino on Monday following a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle where he accused his players of "giving up" during a awful display.

"Some moments we managed this, some moments we couldn't, but we have been living a hard season for many reasons".

He also spent two years at Southampton during 1998 and 2000 during his playing career.


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