Revealed: Majority of Southampton fans have faith Hughes is long-term answer

The 2017-18 Premier League season will be one to forget for Southampton fans as their club brushed with relegation.

Mauricio Pellegrino proved to be the wrong choice to succeed Claude Puel as his lacklustre football contributed to the Saints’ downfall.

Mark Hughes was appointed as Pellegrino’s replacement in March, and had a major task on his hands trying to prevent the coastal club from dropping into the Championship.

The turning moment came against Swansea City when Manolo Gabbiadini scored the one and only goal in a clash that played a part in sending the Welsh club out of the top flight.

Southampton ended up closing the season three points above the drop zone, and now attention has turned to Hughes’s long-term future.

The experienced coach initially joined the club on a short-term basis, but a recent report in The Telegraph claimed that the coastal club will hold talks with Hughes regarding a permanent contract.

Following the news, we asked you whether the former Manchester United player is the right man to take Southampton forward, and the results indicate that the 54-year-old has plenty of backing from the fans.