IT was a difficult season for Saints, but the final day saw a celebration as the side's Premier League status was secured for another season.

The news emerged yesterday that Mark Hughes, who took over for the final eight games of the season, is odds on to be named permanent manager.

​Players including Dusan Tadic and Oriol Romeu have spoken of the transformative effect Hughes had on the squad, and gave him credit for helping Saints avoid the drop.

But do you think Hughes should be given the job? Let us know by answering the poll below.