Southampton sack boss Nathan Jones with team rooted to bottom of Premier League

Southampton manager Nathan Jones looks on prior to the Premier League match between Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Mary's in Southampton, United Kingdom on 11 February, 2023.
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Southampton have sacked Nathan Jones after barely three months as manager, after Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Wolves left them three points adrift at the foot of the Premier League.

The Saints had led at St Mary's and spent most of the game with an extra man following Mario Lemina's first-half red card – but they couldn't make their numerical advantage count.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...