Nathan Jones has been sacked by Southampton after simply 14 video games in cost.
The Welshman, 49, succeeded former boss Ralph Hasenhuttl in November however has failed to show the Saints’ fortunes round.
The ultimate straw got here within the form of immediately’s 2-1 dwelling defeat to fellow strugglers Wolves at St Mary’s.
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The membership stated in a press release: “Southampton Football Club can verify it has parted firm with Men’s First Team Manager Nathan Jones.
“First Team Coaches Chris Cohen and Alan Sheehan have additionally left the membership.
“First Team Lead Coach Rubén Sellés will take cost of coaching and put together the staff forward of subsequent weekend’s recreation towards Chelsea.”
Argentine Marcelo Gallardo is among the favourites to take over, together with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard and former Reds boss Rafa Benitez.
Nathan Jones, Manager of Southampton, reacts previous to the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Friends Provident St. Mary’s Stadium on February 11, 2023 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
Jones received 5 of his 14 video games in cost in all competitions after succeeding Hasenhuttl, dropping the opposite 9.
SunSport revealed final week that the previous Luton supervisor had already misplaced the religion of many members of his squad.
Many of the membership’s first staff squad questioned Jones’ techniques, whereas feeling his teaching was not on the degree of Hasenhuttl’s.
He then angered some members of the staff by blaming them for his reluctance to change to his so-called “most well-liked type”.
Fans have additionally voiced their discontent in direction of Jones in latest weeks.
In Saturday’s dismal defeat to Wolves, Saints supporters chanted “You’re getting sacked within the morning” to the Welshman.
One fan was even kicked out of St. Mary’s for waving a large P45 cutout with Jones’ title on.
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Jones, 49, made two large calls previous to the defeat to Wolves – dropping common defenders Duje Caleta-Car and Armel Bella-Kotchap from the squad fully, with Ainsley Maitland-Niles enjoying at centre-back.
Saints took the lead on 24 minutes, when Carlos Alcaraz transformed past Jose Sa.
Just three minutes later Wolves ace Mario Lemina was crimson carded towards his former membership, placing Jones and Co in a commanding place.
But the ten males got here roaring again, with Jan Bednarek’s 72nd minute personal aim equalising for Julen Lopetegui’s aspect earlier than Joao Gomes struck an 87th minute winner.
The outcome noticed Southampton keep backside of the pile with simply 15 factors from 22 video games this time period.
Jones stated: “I’ve compromised sure rules due to personnel, but additionally the way in which folks need to play — due to followers.
“I’ve been very profitable enjoying a fluent type, Luton had been an actual aggressive front-footed aspect.
“Statistically, there weren’t many higher than me round Europe by way of aggression, clear sheets, defending the field, balls within the field, xG, all these kind of issues.
“We had been pound-for-pound the most effective as a result of we had been spending subsequent to nothing and producing a lot. I’ve gone away from that as a result of it’s the Premier League and attributable to sure gamers and internationals.
“I’ve needed to compromise sure issues and I received’t do this once more.”
Saints journey to Chelsea subsequent weekend, earlier than a visit to Leeds the next Saturday.
They will subsequent be in motion at St Mary’s on March 1, after they tackle Grimsby within the FA Cup.
This article was initially printed at The Sun and was republished with permission.
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