Former Stoke boss Mark Hughes is in talks with Southampton over changing into the Premier League membership’s subsequent supervisor.
Saints sacked Mauricio Pellegrino on Monday, with the workforce only one level and one position above the relegation zone.
They’d gained as soon as in 17 video games, with 8 fits left this season.
Hughes, 54, was once sacked by way of Stoke in January, leaving the membership within the relegation zone after 4 and a part years within the task.
The Welshman has taken fee of 445 Premier League fits for Blackburn, Manchester Town, Fulham, QPR and Stoke.
He additionally spent two years at Southampton from 1998 to 2000 all over his enjoying profession.
Southampton hope to have their new boss in position ahead of going through Wigan on Sunday for a spot within the FA Cup semi-finals.
They had been crushed Three-Zero by way of Newcastle on Saturday and their subsequent league recreation is away to West Ham United on 31 March.
Whoever is appointed would be the membership’s 5th everlasting supervisor within the 5 years since Mauricio Pochettino, now Spurs supervisor, changed Nigel Adkins.