Southampton’s disappointing start to the 2018/19 Premier League season went from bad to worse as two late goals saw them fall to a 2-0 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Saturday.
The loss meant that the south coast outfit have won just one of their opening seven league games so far this term, ahead of a daunting match against an unbeaten Chelsea at St Mary’s on Sunday.
Manager Mark Hughes is already starting to come under huge scrutiny from Saints supporters on Twitter who were expecting more having seen the Welshman rescue them from the drop during the previous campaign, and he did claw back some of their trust with a penalty shoot-out win against Everton in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.
Some of their defensive displays in the English top flight have suggested that they will be in trouble again this season however, and the club should perhaps be looking at appointing a 43-year-old former Saint who has proven he knows how to get his team defending well.
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His Swansea City side have conceded just six times in their 11 Championship fixtures so far this term – they have the second best record in the division – and being a former defender himself he could get the Southampton players to be more organised at the back.
We asked Saints fans to vote on our poll to see whether they would like to see Potter replace Hughes at the helm, and 66% of those that took part said they would, as you can see from the results below.