Mark Hughes signs new 3-year deal with Southampton


Mark Hughes has been rewarded for keeping Southampton in the EPL with a new 3-year deal.


The former Wales, Man City and Stoke boss was tasked with keeping the Saints in the top flight when he took charge in March.


He did just that and will now stay at St Mary's - along with assistants Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki - until the summer of 2021. Southampton were a point above the drop zone when the 54-year-old - sacked by Stoke earlier in the season - replaced Mauricio Pellegrino.

Hughes won three of his 10 games in charge, the most crucial being a 1-0 victory at Swansea in the penultimate game of the season which effectively secured survival at the expense of their opponents.

Hughes made 61 appearances for Southampton during an illustrious playing career that also took in the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Man United.


As a manager he impressed in his first role in charge of Wales, before moving on to make a positive impression at Blackburn.

From there he went to Man City, Fulham and QPR before spending four and a half years at Stoke.

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