Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl still has the full backing of the club’s board, despite the club’s terrible start.
Should Southampton push the Sam Allardyce button?
Yes, staying up is all that matters
Absolutely not, I'd rather go down
On Saturday, the club fell to yet another defeat against fellow strugglers Everton on home soil, losing 2-1 to the Toffees thanks to goals from Tom Davies and Richarlison.
It has left the south coast club in total disarray, with the upcoming fixtures against Watford, Norwich, Newcastle and West Ham. Still, those are all sides close to them in the current league standings, making this run absolutely absolutely vital.
Their next clash against Arsenal is also important, though there is little chance of them getting anything from that clash with recent form considered.
SunSport report that the Saints hierarchy are going to stick by manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, though, despite the club’s dismal start.
Some Southampton fans have been quick to call for the Austrian to be replaced after Saturday’s defeat, but there is seemingly a feeling behind the scenes at least that little fault lies with the manager, but mainly the lack of quality on the pitch.
SunSport also claim that the club do recognise the 52-year-old needs support in the upcoming January transfer market, and are likely to make funds available to strengthen Hasenhuttl’s current options.
This next period is absolutely vital for Southampton and their quest for survival. Although we are only in November, approaching December, games against the likes of Watford, Norwich, Newcastle and West Ham simply have to be won if they are to start climbing out of the danger zone.
Sticking with Hasenhuttl is the correct decision. If they were to give the Austrian his marching orders then who would replace him at St. Mary’s? The club have already turned to the likes of Mark Hughes in years gone by for a short-term fix and there does appear to be a respect for the former Leipzig chief behind the scenes. Frankly, they should let him rebuild.
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