Defiant Mark Hughes issues rallying cry ahead of Southampton's clash with Man United

Sport360 staff 19:24 29/11/2018
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Mark Hughes' tenure as Southampton manager could be ending soon.

Defiant Southampton manager Mark Hughes insists he is not going to take any notice of the continued speculation over his future.

The Saints boss is under increasing scrutiny following a poor run of Premier League form which left his team in the bottom three and they went out of the Carabao Cup following a penalty shoot-out defeat against Leicester on Tuesday night.

Hughes, though, issued a rally cry as he prepared the squad for Saturday’s home match against Manchester United.

“It is what lack of positive results brings,” the Southampton manager said at a press conference. “The truth of the matter is if you gain good results, the pressure goes away to somebody else.

“I am not the only manager in charge of a football club which is down at the bottom (of the league) and maybe is underachieving at the moment, I just seem to be getting the brunt of the speculation, rightly or wrongly.

“But I have been in the game a long time. It doesn’t faze me and actually makes me want to excel even more… that is the message I give to the players.”

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