Monday Briefing: December 3rd

By SFC Media time Mon 03 Dec Club
Photo by Chris Moorhouse

Catch up on all the latest from around the levels at Southampton Football Club...

Club parts company with Mark Hughes

Southampton Football Club today parted company with First Team Manager Mark Hughes.

Hughes’s assistants, Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki, have also left the club.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Mark Hughes of Southampton ahead of the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Leicester City at St Mary's Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Mark Hughes

First Team Assistant Coach Kelvin Davis will lead the team in Wednesday’s Premier League visit to Tottenham.

Read the club's full statement by clicking here.

FA Cup third-round draw

Tonight sees Southampton find out their opponents for the third round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The draw takes place on BBC One from 7.30pm, with Saints ball number 36.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19:  A detailed view of the Emirates FA Cup Trophy prior to The Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
The FA Cup trophy

We’ll be bringing you news of it on our social media channels, as well as here on

Women’s FA Cup run ends

Southampton FC Women were beaten 4-0 away at MK Dons in the second round of the SSE Women’s FA Cup on Sunday, as their 100 per cent record came to an end.

It was always likely to be a tough ask for Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side at Stadium MK, against a team a number of tiers above them, and so it proved.

20181202 MK Dons vs Southampton FC (FA Cup RND 2)
Southampton FC Women suffered their first defeat of the season

Attention now turns back to league action next weekend, as Saints put their 100 per cent record in the competition on the line at home to Woodley United, at AFC Totton’s Testwood Stadium.

For entry details and the rest of the team’s fixtures, click here.

Watch the Under-23s tonight

Southampton Under-23s are in Hampshire Senior Cup action tonight – and you can be there to watch.

Saints’ youngsters host Fleet Town at AFC Totton’s Testwood Stadium, with kick-off at 7.45pm, as they bid to advance past the third round.

Entry is £5 for adults, £3 for concessions and free for under-13s.

Support Saints in the FA Youth Cup

Southampton Under-18s begin this season’s FA Youth Cup campaign on Tuesday night, at St Mary’s, as they host Rotherham United’s youngsters.

The third-round game is open to the public, with turnstiles opening at 6pm, ahead of the 7pm kick-off.

Entry is £3 for adults and £2 for Under-18s/Over-65s.

Under-18s enjoy a big win

Saints’ youngsters tuned up for tomorrow’s FA Youth Cup game with a 4-1 home victory over Norwich City in the Under-18 Premier League.

Will Ferry, Enzo Robise, Taymar Fleary and Christian Norton got the goals for Paul Hardyman’s side at Staplewood Campus.

You can watch the highlights below…


Highlights: Saints 2-2 Man United
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