MX23RW : Thursday, October 18 21:06:24

Southampton in talks to extend Mark Hughes contract

Saints in talks to extend Hughes contract
© SilverHub
Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger claims that Mark Hughes has been a "perfect fit" as manager and reveals that talks are in progress over a contract extension.

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has revealed that negotiations are underway to extend Mark Hughes's tenure as first-team manager.

Hughes was appointed as Mauricio Pellegrino's successor in March with the Saints one point and one place above the relegation zone.

Southampton went on to secure survival on the final day, despite suffering a late 1-0 defeat to champions Manchester City.

"It just feels like the right hire at the right time for the club," Krueger told BBC Sport.

"The decision to go with Mark in the time frame that we had to meet him and to bring him in was very tight, but everything since they've been here has been natural and the fit has been perfect.

"So, we're in really good conversation. We began these conversations last week and they continue here, and we will build on them."

Hughes himself admitted that he "would love the opportunity" to remain in charge of the south coast club.

Share this article now:
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on December 27, 2016
Read Next:
Hughes "would love" to stay on at Southampton
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
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

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account