Ralph Hasenhüttl Sacked As Southampton Manager After Terrible Run of Results

Ralph Hasenhüttl Sacked As Southampton Manager After Terrible Run of Results

  • Southampton have fired first-team manager Ralph Hasenhuttl after a dismal 4-1 home defeat to Newcastle United
  • The Saints have just won three games this season and the writing was on the wall after a run of poor results
  • The Austrian was appointed in 2018 to replace Mark Hughes and consistently kept the Saints in the Premier League

Southampton have parted ways with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, following a dreadful 4-1 home defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday, November 6.

The Austrian was appointed in 2018 but the Saints have flirted with relegation plenty of times under his tenure. The signs were ominous this season, with the Newcastle defeat being the final straw.

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Ralph Hasenhüttl replaced Mark Hughes in 2018. Photo by Robin Jones.
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The embarrassing defeat to the incredible Magpies leaves Southampton languishing in 18th place, with just three wins in 13 Premier League matches.

Under the former RB Leipzig manager, the Saints suffered two 9-0 defeats. However, the board kept faith in him which was repaid by him keeping them in the league several times.

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Southhampton issues statement on Hasenhuttl

The club announced via their official website on Monday morning, November 7, that they fired their head coach Hasenhuttl along with first-team assistant coach Richard Kitzbichler.

The statement read:

"Hasenhüttl, who was appointed in December 2018, departs having made a significant contribution to the club, overseeing some memorable results and also playing a key role in the development of our club infrastructure, identity and playing squad."

The Saints finished 11th in his first full season in charge after he replaced ex-Manchester City boss Mark Hughes. It was followed by consecutive 15th-place finishes in the subsequent two seasons.

The Athletic had reported that the club had decided to let Hasenhuttl go either during the World Cup break or after the Liverpool game next weekend.

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Hasenhuttl's thoughts on Premier League

Sports Brief earlier reported on Hasenhuttl saying winning the Premier League is way harder than winning the Champions League.

He said maintaining consistency in the Premier League is harder than in the Champions League.

"This is still the title that’s most countable for everybody, because it’s the hardest to get. For me, it’s even harder to be over 38 games in the Premier League consistently on the top, than to win the Champions League sometimes."

Source: Sports Brief News