In a very short statement released on Sunday morning, Southampton FC confirmed that they have parted ways with their Head Coach, Nathan Jones, after just three months in charge. In that time, the Welshman oversaw fourteen matches – losing nine of those. The only win during his brief tenure was a 2-1 win against League One’s Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup.
Despite a promising 2021/22 season with Luton Town, Nathan Jones appeared completely out of his depth on the South Coast. Fans quickly grew disillusioned by Jones’ management skills, and his bizarre press conferences – in which he would appear to shift the blame onto his players and backroom staff, rather than taking responsibility.
Saturday’s loss against Wolves was the final straw for the Southampton board, who have made the decision to sack the Welshman just 95 days into a three-and-a-half year contract. Though his side took an early lead, they conceded two late goals against ten men.
The Saints now look for their third manager of the season, and the fans will be hoping that the next one lasts longer – and achieves better results – than Nathan Jones did during his time at St Mary’s. Marcelo Bielsa and Sam Allardyce are linked with the management job.