But seven points from three games has given Saints a huge chance to escape the drop on the final day this weekend, even if their last game is at home against Manchester City.
Incredibly, the next appointment will be Swansea's fifth permanent manager since the beginning of 2016 as the club continues to play for a number of failed managerial ventures.
The Italy striker has been used mostly as a substitute and he came off the bench again in the 68th minute against Swansea, with Southampton heading for an unsatisfactory draw.
Hughes had expressed his anger over that in a television interview before kick-off after the Saints squad had completed the final 100 yards of the journey on foot to ensure they were not held up entering the stadium. We had to come here and we had to win.
"It helped our focus", said Hughes.
Swansea can also stay up if they beat Stoke and Southampton lose heavily to champions Manchester City - but there has to be a ten-goal swing.
"Mathematically we're not safe and that's a fact and we still have another game", the 26-year-old Spaniard said. I don't believe too many managers would have done better than we did'.
Either the club, or a Southampton fan, has left a review on the Swansea Marriott Hotel, and the club have posted it to their Twitter page.
- Manolo Gabbiadini has netted two goals in his last four away league games for Southampton after failing to find the back of the net in the previous 12.
However, Southampton's narrow 1-0 win over Swansea this morning, combined with Huddersfield's poor goal difference, means that the Terriers must pick up a point from their remaining two matches to be sure of their spot in next season's top tier. But against Manchester City we never know what will happen.
Stoke were in the bottom three when they fired Hughes in January, and he took over at Southampton in March.
The club were forced to move to the Vale Resort hotel near Cardiff after the Swansea Marriott reportedly told them they could not honour their booking due to the outbreak of a virus. "We must react very fast because we have a game on Sunday".
Swansea go into the last game of the Premier League season needing a minor miracle to stay in the division, and the odds reflect that.