- Mon Apr 30 8:44 AM
The Gaëtan Bong/Jay Rodriguez
story takes another ugly turn, and Mark Hughes tries to summon the spirit of ‘99 On they go, refusing even to the consider the possibility of lowering their untouchable standards. Manchester City were at their elegant best against West Ham and the way they have perfo...
- Mon Apr 30 8:01 AM
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- Sun Apr 29 10:40 PM
• It would be great for Southampton if he stayed, says Tadic • Serb’s two goals in win over Bournemouth lift Saints’ hopes Dusan Tadic has urged the Southampton board to retain Mark Hughes as manager beyond the end of the season after the club improved their survival chances by beating Bournemout...
- Sat Apr 28 5:21 PM
Perhaps Southampton’s race is not yet run. Mark Hughes’s side earned only their sixth Premier League win of the season – and their first since February – to hoist themselves closer to safety, with a Dusan Tadic double over neighbours Bournemouth ensuring they have a fighting chance of beating rel...
- Sat Apr 28 8:10 AM
Alan Pardew, Mark Hughes, Sam Allardyce, David Moyes and Roy Hodgson have all been given jobs this season so why has a manager with more Premier League experience been ignored? By Sean Cole for The Set Pieces , part of the Sport Network The frequency with which old hands have been given jobs in t...
- Fri Apr 27 11:13 PM
• Saints in desperate need of home win against Bournemouth • Hughes: ‘This is one of the biggest games of my career’ Mark Hughes has described Southampton’s game against Bournemouth on Saturday as “huge” for the club and one of the most significant of his career in management as he seeks to kicks...
- Fri Apr 27 6:11 PM
There is precedent for survival when all appears lost with Sunderland’s relegation escape under Gus Poyet in 2014 a beacon for fans of the Premier League clubs facing the drop Like the hapless Brian Stimpson, so splendidly portrayed by John Cleese in the 1980s farce Clockwise, most football fans...
- Fri Apr 27 1:56 PM
Southampton’s situation remains dire but there is still a potential escape route open to Mark Hughes’s side. With matches against Everton and relegation rivals Swansea following this, they have the chance to make up ground before the final-day visit of Manchester City. Hughes will be without play...
- Fri Apr 27 11:07 AM
It’s once again time to appreciate the most incompetent teams in the Premier League, from those who throw the ball straight to opposition to goalkeepers who can’t keep goal Welcome to the Guardian’s fourth annual index of ineptitude, its directory of disappointment and catalogue of clumsiness. To...
- Fri Apr 27 12:00 AM
• Frenchman has overseen only four wins in last 17 league games • Players unhappy at aspects of Puel’s management style Claude Puel has a battle on his hands to prove to Leicester City that he is the right man to lead the club into next season, amid growing unease about his management style and t...
- Thu Apr 26 4:14 PM
• Former club-record signing banished from Saints’ first team • Hughes: ‘Sofi made a mistake. He needs to rebuild a bit of trust’ Sofiane Boufal has been banished from Southampton’s first team after an altercation with Mark Hughes during the Premier League defeat by Chelsea and will not be consid...