Mark Hughes has been sacked as manager of Southampton
Southampton will feel they had little choice but to sack Mark Hughes but their problems run deeper, writes Adam Bate.
Even a draw with Manchester United was not enough to save Mark Hughes on Saturday. He was axed just 14 games into the Premier League season with Southampton in the relegation zone and still without a home win this season. There will not be too many tears for the Welshman among Southampton supporters but the St Mary’s regulars are also well aware the problems at the club run far deeper.