Southampton hires Hughes as full-time manager

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) Southampton has hired Mark Hughes as its full-time manager after he kept the club in the Premier League during a three-month interim spell at the end of last season.

Southampton said Friday that Hughes has signed a three-year deal.

Hughes says "now it is vital that we take the unbelievable support we received from the fans during the last few games into next season."

Updated May 25, 2018