Southampton chiefs want to replace Mark Hughes with club legend, talkSPORT told

first_imgSouthampton bosses are paving the way to replace under-fire manager Mark Hughes with club legend Kelvin Davis, talkSPORT has been told.Hughes is in danger of losing his job after a 3-2 defeat to Fulham left the Saints 18th in the Premier League table, with only goal difference separating them from Cardiff and the Cottagers. 3 Davis, 42, made 301 appearances in goal for the Saints Popular Premier League News “It’s my understanding that is a direct instruction from Ralph Krueger, the chairman who is now very much in charge of the day-to-day running of the club, he wants him to play a much more active role.“I’m not sure that’s going to sit particularly comfortably with Mark Hughes.“Throughout his managerial career, Hughes has always had a very close-knit coaching staff, and suddenly he’s had someone thrusted on him who he doesn’t necessarily want to use, and that would probably undermine his position. shining 3 Mark Hughes is leading the running as the next Premier League boss to face the axe Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won deals Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January REVEALED The Welshman is the bookies’ favourite to be the next sacked Premier League boss and a host of names have been linked with the job, including Brendan Rodgers.And, according talkSPORT’s South Coast correspondent Alex Crook, chairman Ralph Krueger is preparing for the manager’s exit by instructing former goalkeeper and current first team coach Davis to play a more active role in the dugout.Speaking on talkSPORT 2, he said: “He’s not a household name outside of St Mary’s, but Kelvin Davis has just started to become a bit more active on the touchline in the last couple of matches.“Davis is a club legend, he played over 300 games and was part of the team that led Southampton from League One into the Premier League. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “It wouldn’t surprise me, Certainly in the short term, that if Mark Hughes does lose his job Kelvin Davis and Radhi Jaidi, another former player who is currently in charge of the Under-23s, would get the job on a caretaker basis.” Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Davis became part of the Southampton coaching team last year 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REAL DEAL Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City whoops REVEALED Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card tense last_img