The Saints confirmed on Thursday morning that Les Reed would be parting company with the club.
In a polite way of saying he was sacked, the club’s official announcement stated that Southampton believed it was time to make a necessary change in order to provide “new drive and direction to our football operations and get results back on track.”
Certainly, recent results have been far from ideal, with the St Mary’s Stadium side struggling in front of goal and languishing just a point outside the relegation zone having fought for survival last season.
Not too long ago, Southampton were flying high under Mauricio Pochettino and then Ronald Koeman, but recent results have not been the same under Claude Puel, Mauricio Pellegrino and Mark Hughes.
Out of the three to succeed the Dutch coach who departed for Everton, only Puel had a win percentage higher than 30% – Pellegrino 23, Hughes 21.
These fans are certainly delighted to see a change in leadership, and only hope it’s the beginning…
Thanks for getting us back to the prem Les but time is right to move on
— John (@thebestyboy97) November 8, 2018
Now just him and Hughes sacked next please lads
— Harry (@ffsHaarry) November 8, 2018
About time really
— Tracy WarlAnd (@WarlandTracy) November 8, 2018
It is just hope its not to late
— Doug Micheal Matthew (@saintdougie) November 8, 2018
No Ralph. Time for you to follow him. You can take your Hockey Sticks with You aswell.
— Ross (@Ross_Hodgson98) November 8, 2018
Kruger, Wilson and Hughes next and take Hunter from the academy as well
— Steve Armstrong (@SArmstrong58) November 8, 2018
Kruger and Wilson next?
— Rich House (@rcdH94) November 8, 2018
Off you pop Ralph
— Halftint (@SfcGdog) November 8, 2018
— Saint Foo Fighter (@SaintFooFighter) November 8, 2018
Finally!!! About time he went!! Brilliant ??
— Alex_ (@sellwood_alex) November 8, 2018
You only have to look and see where we were exactly 4 years ago today to understand why we HAD to make changes. pic.twitter.com/eO2M0Pb8vB
— Paul Rutherford (@Rutherford_Paul) November 8, 2018
— Gao, Kruger, Wilson & Hughes OUT (@Puel_Out) November 8, 2018
It’s about time!! ????
— Carol McCartney (@mrsmuvvatrucker) November 8, 2018
You’re out next Ralph.
— Kristian (@SFC_Kristian) November 8, 2018