(Reuters) - Southampton sacked vice-chairman Les Reed on Thursday, saying the decision was part of the struggling Premier League club’s attempt to “get results back on track”.
The Saints are 16th in the table, a point and two places above the relegation zone after going seven games without a win.
British newspapers have reported that manager Mark Hughes, whose team have one win in 11 league matches, is also set to be fired if Southampton do not beat Watford on Saturday.
“Southampton Football Club can today confirm it has agreed to part company with its Vice Chairman (Football), Les Reed,” the club said.
“The club believes the time is right to take constructive action and make a change that will provide new drive and direction to our football operations team and enable them to get results back on track.”
Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond