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Opinion: Hasenhuttl will be the factor that saves Southampton, not the transfer market

Opinion: Hasenhuttl will be the factor that saves Southampton, not the transfer market

Southampton picked up a massive Premier League win over the weekend after they beat Everton 2-1 at St. Mary’s.

The Saints now sit 15th in the table on 22 points as they look to beat the drop this season — something they look well capable of doing under Ralph Hasenhuttl.

The club are yet to add to the squad since Hasenhuttl succeeded Mark Hughes as manager, which may come as a concern to some supporters, though there have already been enough signs with the Austrian at the helm to suggest things should be fine come May with or without signings being made this month.

Rather, it is likely to be Hasenhuttl’s coaching that makes the all-important difference as the teams at the foot of the Premier League table continue to do battle.

What Hasenhuttl is trying to implement at St. Mary’s has been a breath of fresh air after Hughes’ stale and conservative style of management, and clearly appears to be working.

What has been most impressive, though, about the 51-year-old’s coaching is what it has got out of players individually.

The likes of James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond, in particular, look like much better footballers under Hasenhuttl’s tutelage.

Ultimately, the Saints should have enough in their arsenal to secure Premier League safety, an arsenal that Hasenhuttl is getting the best out of.

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