Southampton are willing to give manager Ralph Hasenhuttl time to turn things around at the club, according to the Daily Mail.
The Austrian has overseen a poor start to the season, with the Saints currently inside the bottom three.
The report also stated that the players have concerns that Hasenhuttl won’t be able to turn things around to keep the club in the Premier League, worrying a number of supporters online. Indeed, the Austrian has been in charge for little over a year now, though this season has seen them struggle as much as before.
Now, they face a crucial run of fixtures over the festive period, starting with Aston Villa, currently only above them on goal difference.
The Saints finish 2019 with a trip to Chelsea before hosting Crystal Palace, needing to build on the momentum of recent results.
They beat relegation rivals Watford and Norwich before slumping again in recent weeks, falling to defeats against Newcastle and West Ham, so it has been a case of one step forward, two steps back of late.
Fans aren’t preparing to turn on Hasenhuttl, laying more of the blame at the feet of the players.
Here’s how some of them reacted:
Totally agree….. and im running out of patience with them to be honest. Its desperate for a clear out in my book. 🤷🏽♂️
— Lewis Walker (@lewbusson) December 19, 2019
— Jordan Prigmore (@J_Prigmore) December 19, 2019
Fully agree but is it that they are just not good enough, can’t make a silk purse out of a pig’s ear!!!!
— Tyke Paul (@paul_tyke) December 19, 2019
Sadly it’s what happens when you continuously sell your best players and replace them with cheap options. Really hope they prove me wrong and can stay up, but just not sure we are good enough.
— Lynn (@Scotslynn) December 19, 2019
Definitely players not good enough and I think Redmond has had enough chances need better midfield a playmaker some one with a bit of spark. Change manager they’ll still play the same
— Rob Barfoot (@St_Robster) December 19, 2019
It maybe that the players are just not good enough.? Physically, mentally and technically and no matter how hard (or not) they try they never will be!
— Ian just Ian (@Iangathome) December 19, 2019
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