Former Man City Coach, Mark Hughes favourite to become Southampton Manager

Mark Hughes set to become Southampton's new manager after Mauricio Pellegrino is sacked [Image: Stoke City FC]

Former Manchester City and Stoke City Coach, Mark Hughes is set to become the new manager of Southampton.

Hughes, who played 52 games for the club at the end of his distinguished playing career, is hoping to be given the job of keeping them in the EPL.

Southampton moved quickly to approach out of work Hughes to replace axed Mauricio Pellegrino who lost his job on Monday.

Sacked by Stoke, Hughes was waiting for the right opportunity to return.

Hughes only managed to win five out of 22 games, leaving the Potters in the relegation places.

At Southampton, Hughes is expected to be joined by his management staff Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki.

The final details are being thrashed out in the next few hours.

His first game could be the FA Cup quarter-final away to Wigan on Sunday. Wigan have already beaten Premier League opposition West Ham and Manchester City.

Source – Dailymail


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