Enjoy the best jokes as Southampton appoint Mark Hughes as their new manager, replacing the sacked Mauricio Pellegrino.
Saints lie just one place and one point off the relegation zone with eight games remaining, so Hughes’s task is clear – to stay in the Premier League.
Needless to say, since he was sacked by Stoke earlier in the season, many were left underwhelmed by the appointment:
Mark Hughes/Southampton very possibly fileable under "Thought He'd Managed Them Already"
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) March 13, 2018
Bringing in Mark Hughes would be a shrewd deal for Southampton as they would also get Robbie Savage.
— Ben Rowley (@benarowley) March 13, 2018
Would Mark Hughes be my first choice? No.
Is he going to get the squad playing closer to their potential? Probably.
Would an untrained labrador get the squad closer to their potential than they have been? Also probably.
Should we appoint a labrador? I guess yes.
— Chris (@chrs00) March 14, 2018
After all this time, it turns out that Mark Hughes might manage to find a way to keep Stoke in the Premier League. https://t.co/epeBSNcxGN
— Chris Lewis (@ChrisTheLewis) March 14, 2018
Not convinced of Mark Hughes but if he keeps us up, I will be the first to pretend I never doubted him.#SaintsFC
— Joe (@JoeSalter89) March 14, 2018
Remember when the biggest mistake the Southampton board made was replacing Nigel Adkins with Pochettino and now they are appointing Mark Hughes
— keir (@Kingkeir) March 14, 2018
Mark Hughes has the best agent in the history of all agents in all sporting disciplines in all universes since time began being recorded.
— Vikarno Hunte (@Vikarno) March 14, 2018
Mark Hughes may still be able to keep Stoke up this season, by managing a different club.
— luke (@ffslluke) March 14, 2018
Southampton only appointed Mark Hughes as manager to stop Liverpool signing anymore of their players..
— The Tears of a Clown (@Modmuffin) March 15, 2018
Overheard at the coffee shop: "Southampton just signed Mark Hughes."
"That's a great fit, innit."
"Yeah, it really is."#Ihavenoopinion
— On Holiday (@mixedknuts) March 15, 2018
Mark Hughes has til the end of the season to make himself a pompey legend
— Sonny ⚓️ (@sonnybyng) March 14, 2018
Wow! Mark Hughes! What an original appointment that is! I’m so excited!!
— Georgie Bingham (@georgiebingham) March 14, 2018
first man to relegate two clubs in a single season
— Zach (@zach_idiot) March 14, 2018
Give it Hughesy til end of season
— Phil (@carb1s) March 14, 2018
I can only assume Southampton have been taken in by the fact Mark Hughes still has a collection of red and white striped ties.
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) March 14, 2018