Southampton fans want Mark Hughes sacked now

Southampton failed to make their home advantage at St Mary’s Stadium count for anything on Saturday afternoon as they could only manage a 0-0 draw with bottom of the league opponents, Newcastle United.

The poor result means that the Saints have now amassed just seven points, and scored only six goals, in ten Premier League games this season. 

With yet another relegation battle looming for the south coast club, the Southampton hierarchy ought to seriously consider sacking manager Mark Hughes. The Welshman was brought in at the tail end of last season to help save the club from relegation – a target he was able to achieve.

However, Saints have shown no progress since then and look stunted in attack. A change in the dugout could be what’s needed to spark this squad back into life, and that change must be made before it’s too late for the campaign to be salvaged.

Certainly, plenty of Saints fans’ patience with Hughes has worn very thin. After the draw with the Magpies, many of the south coast club’s supporters took to Twitter to call for an end to Hughes’ reign…