Southampton are in talks with Ralph Hasenhuttl to take charge at St Mary’s.
Southampton sacked Mark Hughes on the back of a 2-2 draw against Manchester United last weekend.
The 2018/19 Premier League has been a disappointing one for Southampton so far, with the Saints being able to win only one of their 14 matches so far this season. They have lost seven matches and drawn the other six, the last one coming against Manchester United at St Mary’s last weekend. The South Coast club were well ahead of their opponents with Stuart Armstrong and Cedric Soares putting the ball in the back of the net twice within the first half an hour but the Red Devils came back strongly to draw the match.
The aftermath of the disappointing performance came onto their manager Mark Hughes, who was shown the door and now the Southampton hierarchy are looking to bring in a new manager to lift their side out of the current conundrum. The Saints are currently placed in the 18th spot on the league table and have a real battle in their hands to survive in the Premier League by the end of this season.
Reportedly, the former RB Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is the current frontrunner to take over the reins at the St Mary’s. The 51-year-old was sacked by the Bundesliga club and was replaced by Ralf Ranganik and has since been out of a job. However, speculations are rife that the German mastermind might be the man to take over the top job at the South Coast club in the near future.
According to Sky Sports, Hasenhuttl is interested in working in England, China or Germany. However, the report also states that the former RB Leipzig manager is ready to wait until next summer before taking up a new job.