Nathan Jones to take charge of Southampton's next game despite mounting pressure

Nathan Jones is set to be in charge for Southampton's Premier League clash with Wolves on Saturday at St. Mary's Stadium, 90min understands.

The future of the former Luton Town boss has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks, despite only succeeding Ralph Hasenhuttl in November, and the pressure has mounted on the 49-year-old after Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Brentford.

The Saints were comprehensively outplayed at the GTech Community Stadium, going down to goals from Ben Mee, Bryan Mbeumo and Mathias Jensen, but Jones seemingly pointed the finger at his players and other external influences in an unusual post-match press conference.

'I've compromised because of fans, and so on, a few little things but - no more," Jones defiantly told the media after the defeat.

"I've been very successful playing a fluent style, Luton were a real aggressive front-footed side. Statistically, there weren't many better than me around Europe in terms of aggression, clean sheets, defending the box, balls in the box, xG, all those sort of things.

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"We were pound-for-pound the best because we were spending next to nothing and producing so much. I've gone away from that because it's the Premier League and due to certain players and internationals."

Despite Jones' comments and Southampton's position at the foot of the league table, sources have told 90min that the Welshman will be in charge for Saturday's visit of Wolves after talks were held with Sport Republic CEO Rasmus Ankersen.

Southampton have lost five of their last six Premier League games, though they have enjoyed success in both domestic cup competitions this season.

Source : 90min