Could former Saint Mark Hughes return to Southampton as manager?

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino on the touch line during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Southampton at St. James Park

The ex-Watford boss was immediately made the stand-out favourite to take over at St.Mary's stadium after Pellegrino was relieved of his managerial duties on Monday, but reports have since suggested otherwise.

Saints were beaten 3-0 at Newcastle on Saturday and lie just one place and one point above the relegation zone.

Hughes quickly overtook Silva at the top of the market last night, with the Welshman cut to just 4/11, although he's now hovering around the 1/2 mark in the betting.

He has also managed Wales, Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers Fulham and Queens Park Rangers - and is behind only Arsène Wenger, Sir Alex Ferguson, Harry Redknapp, David Moyes and Sam Allardye on the list of most Premier League games.

They are the ninth Premier League team to change their manager this season.

Hughes has taken charge of almost 450 Premier League matches for Blackburn, Manchester City, Fulham, QPR and Stoke.

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"Unfortunately in the last couple of seasons, that hasn't been the case".

He eventually left the club in the summer, supposedly to retire, but ended his self imposed retirement to help Everton, who were flirting with the relegation zone, back in November of this season.

As the paper points out "given the club's perilous position they will struggle to attract a leading manager", increasing the likelihood that the Saints will go marching into the Championship at the end of the season.

If Southampton are prepared to wait until the summer in their search for a new long-term manager they would no doubt boost their chances of luring over a boss who is now in employment.

Southampton wish to get a new manager hired before their FA Cup quarter-final against Wigan, which will be played on Sunday, and Le Tissier joined talkSPORT to react to the sacking.

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