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Southampton sacks team manager

Southampton have sacked manager, Nathan Jones after three months in charge of the Premier League club.

Former Luton Town boss Jones, 49, leaves with Saints bottom of the table after Saturday’s loss to 10-men Wolves.

The Welshman lost nine of the 14 matches he oversaw in all competitions following his appointment on 10 November.

That record included eight defeats in nine Premier League games and four successive home losses at St Mary’s.

First-team coaches, Chris Cohen and Alan Sheehan have also left the club, while lead coach Ruben Selles will take charge of Saturday’s Premier League match at Chelsea.

Despite leading 1-0 with a man advantage on Saturday, against fellow strugglers Wolves which was greeted with boos from the Saints fans at the full-time whistle.

That came a week after chants of “you’re getting sacked in the morning” and “Nathan Jones, get out of our club” could be heard from away supporters during the defeat at Brentford.

Jones said he let the players down after that loss at Brentford a week ago.

Jones said on the BBC’s Match of the Day program, “I should have really put my own stamp on it by now.

“I was hired to perform specific tasks, but I don’t see my colleagues there. I’ve done a little bit of pioneering. I’ve left and am making an effort to work with what we have.

“I have let the players down,” I want to say in all seriousness.

Writing by Fany Olumoye; editing by Julian Osamoto & Adeniyi Bakare