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New Favourite For Saints Job As Pressure Grows On Hughes

Joel Pattison

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New Favourite For Saints Job As Pressure Grows On Hughes

There is a new favourite for the Southampton job as Mark Hughes' time at St Mary's looks limited.

The Saints dropped into the relegation zone last weekend after losing 3-2 to Claudio Ranieri's Fulham, they then got knocked out of the EFL Cup midweek by Leicester City.

They host Manchester United tomorrow and another loss would make it 10 Premier League games without a win and possibly the end of Hughes.

The former Man United and Chelsea player is as short as 1/8 to be the next Premier League manager sacked.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

And according to the bookies ex-Swansea and QPR boss Paulo Sousa looks set to take over at the helm.

The former Portuguese international seen his odds massively slashed from 10/1 to 4/6 odds-on in the last 48 hours.

Sousa has received 44.1% of market bets over the that period, while Birmingham manager Gary Monk, who was formerly the favourite, has since seen his odds drift out from 3/1 to 7/2.

The 48-year-old has had spells more recently at Basel, Fiorentina and Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Quique Sanchez-Flores has also received a flurry of bets in the last couple of days with 17.3% of bets being placed on the former Watford gaffer, you can back him for the job at 9/1.

Oddschecker spokesman, George Elek: "Having only won once this campaign, Mark Hughes is lucky to have stayed in his job this long."

"Slumping to defeat against bottom side Fulham might prove to have been the nail in the coffin as the Saints face a scrap to stay in the Premier League."

Joel Pattison
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