Southampton fans see home truths as Fulham sack Jokanovic, hire Ranieri

Southampton are struggling in the Premier League under Mark Hughes, but that does not seem to cloud the board’s judgment who still see the Welshman as the right man for the job.

The Saints sit just a goal outside the relegation zone after a torrid start to the season in which they have failed to score enough goals – just eight in 12 Premier League games – and keep the opposition out – the Saints have also conceded 21 times – which has resulted in just one win and eight points.

Fellow lowly club Fulham, meanwhile, have been proactive in a search for a change of fortunes as the club sits rock-bottom of the league on five points.

Like Southampton, the Cottagers had won just once heading into the November internationals but a worse defensive record saw Slavisa Jokanovic’s side concede a league-high 31 times.

From dazzling in the Championship with great attacking football to just one win in 12 led Fulham’s owner Shahid Khan to fire the manager as he brought in the ‘tinkerman’ Claudio Ranieri.

The Italian’s first game in charge of the London side? Yes, it’s against Southampton on November 24 and the Saints may find themselves in the bottom three with a defeat.

Southampton fans have been reacting to the change in leadership at Craven Cottage as the news brought a lot of home truths for the Saints…