Ralph Hasenhüttl Feed
Video: Hasenhüttl's Tottenham reaction
Watch the manager reflect on a tough afternoon at St Mary's.
Hasenhüttl reflects on Spurs defeat
Boss laments disappointing second half at St Mary's.
Hasenhüttl: We need a top performance
Boss calls for Saints improvement against Tottenham.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl previews Spurs showdown
The manager's pre-Tottenham media address.
Press Conference round-up: Tottenham Hotspur
Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl speaks to the media ahead of Spurs clash.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl assesses Spurs challenge
The first part of the manager's pre-match press conference.
Video: Hasenhüttl on Brentford defeat
Full reaction from the boss to the defeat to Brentford.
Hasenhüttl: We are not competitive enough
Reaction from the manager following the Brentford defeat.
Hasenhüttl: We need to find rhythm
The manager gets to grips with the Carabao Cup as Saints prepare to host Brentford.
Video: Hasenhüttl on opening day defeat
Watch the boss react to a frustrating start to the season.
Hasenhüttl: We must do better
Boss reflects on opening day defeat to Crystal Palace.
Video: Hasenhüttl previews Palace opener
The manager's pre-match thoughts.
Hasenhüttl: We must step up
Manager looks back on pre-season and ahead to Palace opener.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl previews Palace
Part two of the manager's pre-match press address.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl on Palace opener
Watch part one of the manager's pre-match media address.
Armstrong to miss Saints' season opener
Midfielder sidelined by injury picked up on international duty.
Video: Hasenhüttl on Swansea win
The manager's thoughts following 7-1 friendly win.
Hasenhüttl pleased with pre-season opener
The manager’s post-Swansea assessment.
Quiz: Saints' scorers under Hasenhüttl
Test your memory of goals inspired by the boss.
Hasenhüttl proud to win Premier League award
Southampton manager reflects on being named the July Manager of the Month.
Video: Hasenhüttl on winning PL Manager of the Month
Watch our interview with the boss after he was named the Premier League's Barclays Manager of the Month.
Hasenhüttl claims first Premier League award
The boss scoops July Manager of the Month prize.
Vokins eager to fight for Hasenhüttl's "trust"
Young defender wants to earn more first-team opportunities.
Hasenhüttl shortlisted for July award
The boss receives nomination for Premier League Manager of the Month.
Ralph Hasenhüttl BiographyLast updated 11 Sep 2020
Former clubs: SpVgg Unterhaching, VfR Aalen, FC Ingolstadt, RB Leipzig
Ralph Hasenhüttl arrived at Southampton in December 2018, taking over as First Team Manager, and bringing with him a burgeoning reputation crafted in Germany.
Born in Graz, Austria, in August 1967, Hasenhüttl enjoyed a successful career as a centre-forward, making more than 400 league appearances and earning eight caps for his country.
It was as a coach where he really began to build his name.
Hasenhüttl began from the bottom rung in Germany, with Unterhaching, a 3.Bundesliga outfit.
Taking over in late 2007, he produced a record of 40 wins and 20 draws from 88 games through to leaving in 2010.
His next opportunity would come at another third-tier outfit in Germany, VfR Aalen, and it was here where Hasenhüttl really began to come to prominence.
Taking over in January 2011, he helped steer the side to safety from a precarious league position, before building a team that went on to win promotion to 2.Bundesliga in the 2011/12 campaign, with Hasenhüttl then guiding the squad to a top-half finish in their first season at the higher level.
His next destination would be FC Ingolstadt, another club in Germany’s second division, where he would enjoy an incredibly successful spell lasting just under three years.
Hasenhüttl’s time in charge was transformative for Ingolstadt, who went from the bottom of 2.Bundesliga to promotion as champions in 2014/15 and then a comfortable, 11th-placed finish in their first campaign in the top flight.
The summer of 2016 would then mark the moment that Hasenhüttl went to the next level in his managerial career, as he was appointed boss of newly-promoted Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, with previous coach Ralf Rangnick – often credited as one of the chief architects of the high-intensity pressing game – having taken on the full-time role of sporting director at the club.
Leipzig, under their new coach, were a revelation.
A sign of what was to come appeared in only their second league game of the season, as they earned a surprise 1-0 home win over Thomas Tuchel’s Borussia Dortmund, before demolishing Hamburg 4-0 away from home in their next match.
It would be December before Leipzig lost a game, with a run of eight consecutive Bundesliga victories the highlight.
Their success was built on a recipe of intense pressing of the opposition when they had the ball, laying traps and provoking errors, before looking to counter swiftly and overload.
It was an approach that so many other sides struggled to come to grips with.
In the end, Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich always remained out of touch at the very top, but Leipzig barely faltered, finishing as runners-up and earning a Champions League spot.
With a European campaign to embark upon – Leipzig finished third in their Champions League group, before making the quarter-finals of the Europa League – their next campaign was not quite as electric, but they still earned a top-six finish in the top-flight, before Hasenhüttl decided the time was right to step away.
His break would not last too long, though, moving to the Premier League in late 2018 to take over at St Mary’s.