Next Southampton Manager Odds & Predictions

Saints to make quick move for new boss

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A 2-2 home draw against Manchester United wasn’t enough for Mark Hughes to keep his Southampton managerial job. Would he have done so if they had managed to win the game? Probably not, it would have just been harsher timing for him. The Saints have had to make a move and there has been a shuffling of their hierarchy as they look to move in a fresh new direction.

Next Southampton manager odds*

Ralph Hasenhüttl 1/7
Quique Sánchez Flores 9/1
Paulo Sousa 9/1
Sam Allardyce 10/1
Garry Monk 16/1
David Moyes 20/1
Chirls Wilder 20/1
33/1 bar
* (betting odds taken from William Hill on December 3rd, 2018 at 5:42 pm)

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Next Southampton Manager Odds & Predictions

Mark Hughes came in as the man charged with keeping them safe in the Premier League last season. The club almost waited too late to get rid of Mauricio Pellegrini, but even when Hughes came in, the Saints were still in a dogfight. Hughes got Southampton safe with a game to spare at the end of the season

But still in high eight months in charge at St Mary’s, Hughes won just three Premier League games for the club. He saw Southampton race out to a 2-0 first-half lead against Man Utd at St Mary’s on the weekend but were pegged back. No side has lost more points from winning positions in the Premier League this season than Southampton.

It all leaves Southampton with a W1 D6 L7 record this season in the Premier League and third from bottom at the times of Hughes’s departure. Only three sides have conceded more goals than Southampton this season and only three teams have scored more than they have done.

Who next for Southampton?

The Saints became well known for their high-tempo approach to matches under Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman, but all of that looks a distant memory for Saints fans at the moment. They really need a shake up and it is early enough in the season still to not go for an old battle hardened familiar face of someone like Sam Allardyce or David Moyes.

While Allardyce and Moyes are up there near the head of the betting market, other names have been attracting attention. Former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores has been well touted around and he has Premier League experience and is a 9/1 odds option* (betting odds taken on December 3rd, 2018 at 5:42 pm).

Sanchez Flores got the Hornets a mid-table finish after their promotion to the top flight. The other name which seems to be gaining popularity is Paulo Sousa at the same price. There have been rumours that Sousa is going to be taking over at a Premier League club floating around for the last week or so.

The former Fiorentina boss (who also had shorts stints at QPR, Swansea and Leicester has really been front and centre as one of the most popular candidates.

The odds-on favourite in the market is former RB Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl who was at 5/2 on Monday morning but by evening was cut to a price of 1/7 at William Hill* (betting odds taken on December 3rd, 2018 at 5:42 pm). Hasenhuttl had been touted as Bayern Munich’s next manager and has been out of work since leaving the Bundesliga club

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