London: Mark Hughes has been sacked as manager of Southampton, the struggling Premier League club announced on Monday, despite an improved performance in a 2-2 draw with Manchester United.
"We would like to express our thanks to Mark and his staff for all of their efforts during their time at St Mary's," the club said in a statement.
"The search for a new manager to take the club forward is already underway," added the statement.
Assistant first team manager Mark Bowen and assistant first team coach Eddie Niedzwiecki have also left the club.
#SaintsFC can today confirm it has parted company with First Team Manager Mark Hughes.
Full statement: pic.twitter.com/EisJf8c2gb
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) December 3, 2018
Southampton, who were 2-0 up against Jose Mourinho's United at home on Saturday at one stage, are 18th in the Premier League, just one point ahead of bottom club Fulham.
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Updated Date: Dec 03, 2018 15:49:08 IST