Mark Hughes who had a 13.65 win rate in the league has been sacked as Southampton manager after eight months in charge.

Former Manchester City and Wales manager Hughes was awarded a three-year contract by the club towards the end of the 2017-18 campaign. But it’s been all downhill this campaign as they are currently placed at a just single point above the bottom of table Fulham.

The clash with the Machester United was the final straw but the Saints drew 2-2 on Saturday as they threw away a 2-0 lead. Southampton is 18th in the standings having lost seven out of their 14 matches and the Welshman managed only five victories in 27 games in all competitions. Their only league win in this season came against Crystal Palace in September.

“Southampton Football Club can today confirm it has parted company with first-team manager Mark Hughes”, confirmed the club in a statement issued.

“The search for the new manager to take the club forward is already underway”, the club added.

Along with Mark Hughes, assistant first team manager Mark Bowen and Coach Eddie Niedzwiecki have also left the club and First-team assistant coach Kelvin Davis will take charge of the team for the game against Tottenham on Wednesday.