Former Stoke boss Mark Hughes is in talks with Southampton over changing into the Premier League membership’s subsequent manager.
Saints sacked Mauricio Pellegrino on Monday, with the staff only one level and one place above the relegation zone.
They had gained as soon as in 17 video games, with eight matches left this season.
Hughes, 54, was sacked by Stoke in January, leaving the membership in the relegation zone after 4 and a half years in the job.
The Welshman has taken cost of 445 Premier League matches for Blackburn, Manchester City, Fulham, QPR and Stoke.
He additionally spent two years at Southampton from 1998 to 2000 throughout his taking part in profession.
Southampton hope to have their new boss in place earlier than going through Wigan on Sunday for a spot in the FA Cup semi-finals.
They had been overwhelmed Three-Zero by Newcastle on Saturday and their subsequent league recreation is away to West Ham United on 31 March.
Whoever is appointed would be the membership’s fifth everlasting manager in the 5 years since Mauricio Pochettino, now Spurs manager, changed Nigel Adkins.