Published: Sun, December 09, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Southampton appoint Hasenhuttl as manager

Southampton appoint Hasenhuttl as manager

"For that reason, we are extremely pleased that Ralph Hasenhuttl has agreed to become our new manager and do all he can to help guide us back on that path".

The 51-year-old Austrian only took charge of the side on Thursday and he asked Southampton fans to judge his team at the end of the season.

But by then they were already three goals down, with Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min on the scoresheet for Spurs.

He said: "At 3-0 maybe we drop a little bit in our concentration I think we start to think the game was over and always it is so risky when there is so much time to play".

'I can't guarantee you how many results we will earn for that.

Southampton hit the woodwork one more time through Mohamed Elyounoussi and finally found the net with a neat finish from Austin after Steven Davis' assist, long after the match had been lost.

"I'm delighted to be back in the team and to get the three points".

The new Saints manager shrugged off comparisons with his friend and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and prioritised dragging his new club out of the relegation zone.

"I know there are no guarantees of winning and the only thing we have is to work on chances". Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg saw one stunning effort pushed on to the post by Lloris before Nathan Redmond saw his deflected shot come off the bar.

"We've improved almost weekly".

"After Cardiff [on Saturday], we have a lot of time to work with the tactical basics, but also with their mind".

Southampton's next fixture is at relegation rivals Cardiff.

Southampton (P13, W0, D7, L6) are now on their longest winless run in all competitions since October 1998 (also 13 matches).

Southampton, who suffered a 3-1 defeat to Tottenham on Wednesday, are now 18th in the Premier League.

Southampton have won just nine points from their opening 15 games this season.

"My goal is to develop them as quickly as possible".

"We have been aware of Ralph since his days at FC Ingolstadt, where he showed the qualities that we believe we need at the club", said Krueger.

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