Mark Hughes has been rewarded for protecting Southampton within the Premier League with a brand new three-year deal.
The previous Wales, Manchester Town and Stoke boss was once tasked with protecting the Saints within the best flight when he took fee in March.
He did simply that and can now keep at St Mary’s – in conjunction with assistants Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki – till the summer season of 2021.
“Mark, Eddie and I are delighted to have signed long-term contracts with the membership. It was once your best option we thought to be, having spent the closing 8 weeks with the membership,” Hughes mentioned.
“Now it will be significant that we take the incredible beef up we gained from the fanatics all the way through the previous few video games into subsequent season.
“The personnel and the avid gamers will paintings laborious on a daily basis to ship the good fortune this membership merits, and with everybody pulling in combination we will be able to reach our targets.”
Southampton had been some extent above the drop zone when the 54-year-old – sacked by way of Stoke previous within the season – changed Mauricio Pellegrino.
Hughes received 3 of his 10 video games in fee, probably the most a very powerful being a 1-Zero victory at Swansea within the penultimate sport of the season which successfully secured survival on the expense in their warring parties.
Hughes made 61 appearances for Southampton all the way through an illustrious enjoying occupation that still took within the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United.
As a supervisor he inspired in his first position in command of Wales, prior to shifting directly to make a favorable affect at Blackburn.
From there he went to Manchester Town, Fulham and QPR prior to spending 4 and a part years at Stoke.
“Mark and his workforce had a large have an effect on from the primary day at the avid gamers, personnel and fanatics alike, and was once ready to tug in combination everybody concerned with the membership to ship the effects wanted,” a Southampton commentary mentioned.
“It will be significant now, underneath Mark’s management, for everybody to transport into the brand new season with a renewed focal point and effort along the ongoing and treasured beef up of our fanatics.”