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Mark Hughes 'close to Southampton deal'

Mark Hughes 'close to Southampton deal'
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Mark Hughes will sign a new three-year contract with Southampton in the coming days, according to a report.

Mark Hughes will reportedly sign a new three-year contract with Southampton in the coming days.

Hughes guided the Saints to Premier League survival after replacing Mauricio Pellegrino as head coach in March.

Last week, Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger confirmed that negotiations were underway to extend Hughes's tenure at St Mary's, while the 54-year-old also recently revealed a desire to stay with the club.

According to Sky Sports News, Hughes is close to penning a three-year contract with the Saints, which will run until 2021.

Southampton ultimately finished the 2017-18 Premier League season in 17th position - three points clear of 18th-placed Swansea City despite losing to Manchester City on the final weekend of the campaign.

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1Manchester CityMan City86202131820
2Chelsea86201851320
3Liverpool86201531220
4Arsenal86021910918
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs8602157818
6Bournemouth85121612416
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves843196315
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester CityLeicester84041412212
11Everton83321312112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield8035417-133
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8026613-72
20Cardiff CityCardiff8026417-132

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