The pressure is starting to grow on Southampton manager Mark Hughes – notably from the club’s fans on Twitter – following his side’s 2-0 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Saturday, which has left them 16th in the Premier League table.
Having narrowly steered the club to safety last term following a disastrous campaign under his predecessor Mauricio Pellegrino, the Welshman would have been hoping for a real upturn in fortunes this term.
However, he has in fact picked up just one win from his opening seven league games this season, with the weekend fixture another example of his team collapsing by conceding two goals in eight minutes late on having been well in the fixture up until that stage.
Hughes has now won just three of his 15 top-flight matches in charge, and things aren’t going to get any easier when the high-flying Chelsea visit St Mary’s on Sunday.
Meanwhile, former Saints player Graham Potter has made an impressive start to life as a manager in English football with Swansea City taking 16 points from their opening 10 Championship fixtures, and perhaps even more eye-catching is the fact that the Welsh club has only conceded six times during that period – Southampton have conceded 11 in seven.
It is clear that the 43-year-old could help improve the south coast outfit’s defence, and we want Saints fans to tell us whether they think their club should sack Hughes and replace him with Potter by voting on our poll below.