David Wagner has given insight on new Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl.
The former RB Leipzig manager replaces Mark Hughes, who was sacked a few days ago.
Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner has said that the new Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl will add a new level of aggressiveness to the Premier League. The former RB Leipzig manager was confirmed to take charge at the South Coast club just days after the Saints sacked Mark Hughes.
Southampton have entered the dreaded relegation zone in the Premier League following their disappointing draw against Manchester United and Hasenhuttl will have some serious planning to do to get his new team out of the danger zone and back to safety. The Huddersfield boss, who is well acquainted with the Austrian, has said, “He is one of the well-known coaches and managers in Germany and I am pretty sure he will make his impact. He likes to be dominant, he likes to go in the opponents face, press opponents and dominate games. He will play aggressive, high-speed football. This is what he has usually done in the past.”
Wagner’s team is set to face the Saints in their next encounter at the John Smith’s stadium in the Premier League. The Terriers themselves are also in a precarious situation in the points table having won only two of their 15 matches so far and it is expected to be a needle clash between the two sides.
Regarding the appointment of Ralph Hasenhuttl, the Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger said, “The urgency to find a path back to our potential and to the results that we expect cannot be underestimated. 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. This manager change offers us a fresh start and, very quickly, Ralph emerged as our ideal candidate.”