Southampton manager Mark Hughes is not believed to be in any ‘imminent danger’ of losing his job, despite recent reports.

According to the Telegraph, Hughes is under pressure from the club’s board to turn results around this season, but his position as manager is not in any imminent danger.

These claims have been backed up by the decision to part ways with both Les Reed and Martin Hunter, the club’s vice chairman and technical director.

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The club confirmed the two high-profile departures on Thursday morning, with the poor transfer policy in recent years believed to be the overriding factor in this season’s struggles.

It had been suggested that Hughes could be sacked by the end of the weekend if the Saints do not secure three points against Watford, but these latest reports hint that this may not be the case, despite many supporters calling for the club to make a change in the dugout.

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