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Southampton boss Hughes' job on the line facing Fulham

Southampton boss Mark Hughes' job remains on the line facing Fulham this weekend.

The Daily Mail says Hughes is under increasing pressure to keep his job at Southampton, with club chiefs minded to make a swift decision on his future.

The Saints face Fulham, who will be buoyed by the appointment of Claudio Ranieri, on Saturday where a loss would leave the Welshman's position under intense scrutiny.

Southampton chiefs believe they made a mistake in not sacking previous manager Mauricio Pellegrino far earlier last season.

There is acknowledgment behind-the-scenes at Southampton that waiting so long to make a material change was a mistake, even though Hughes eventually kept them up.

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