According to The Guardian, former RB Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhüttl is a frontrunner to take the reins at Southampton after Mark Hughes was sacked.
The Welshman lost his job after only 22 games in charge of the club in the Premier League, whereby he only won three games. The Saints now sit in the relegation zone in 18th, only one point ahead of bottom-placed Fulham.
It had been speculated for a long time that Hughes would be fired, and now that he is gone, the club have started to look to the future, with Hasenhüttl shaping up to be the perfect replacement. The 51-year-old Austrian has had a huge amount of success in his two previous jobs in the Bundesliga, and what is more important is that they have been with teams that were expected to struggle at the bottom of the table.
He took FC Ingolstadt from the German second division into the Bundesliga, and secured their safety in their first season up. He then moved to RB Leipzig, whereby he secured Champions League qualification in their first season in Germany’s elite division. He clearly has the ability to make the most of limited resources, and could do a brilliant job with a Southampton team that have been perennial strugglers in the Premier League.
Hasenhüttl has now been out of a job since the summer and will be desperate to make his way back into the world of management. Southampton looks like the perfect place to get his career back on track.