Southampton have confirmed the news that technical director Martin Hunter has also left the club.

As reported by the Daily Echo, Hunter follows Les Reed out of the door at Southampton in a backroom shake-up.

It was confirmed earlier today that Reed would leave the club after eight years with the Saints.

Hunter is the next to go in what is a bid to improve results on the pitch, with Southampton staring at another relegation fight this season.

The Saints have won just one game this season and pressure is beginning to mount on manager Mark Hughes.

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It has been claimed that the Saints could part ways with the former Stoke man if he fails to secure a positive result against Watford.

Southampton are currently 16th in the Premier League table and sit just one point above the relegation zone ahead of this weekend’s round of fixtures.

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