Ralph Hasenhüttl Feed
Hasenhüttl on Southampton's 'lack of punch'
The manager's reaction to a narrow defeat on Merseyside.
Video: Hasenhüttl previews Goodison trip
Hear from the boss ahead of Saints' Merseyside mission.
Hasenhüttl wants Everton repeat
Boss looks to recent meetings for inspiration ahead of Goodison trip.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl assesses Everton
Part two of the manager's pre-match media address.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Everton
Watch the manager's pre-match media address.
Video: Hasenhüttl on Leeds defeat
Watch the manager's post-match thoughts.
Hasenhüttl rues deficiencies at both ends
The manager reflects on defeat to Leeds.
Hasenhüttl keen to rediscover away form
Saints boss ready for Leeds test.
Press conference: Hasenhüttl previews Leeds
The manager's media address ahead of Tuesday's clash.
Video: Hasenhüttl reflects on hard fought point
Watch the manager's reaction to Chelsea draw.
Hasenhüttl: An important point
Manager pleased with draw against Chelsea.
Video: Hasenhüttl previews Chelsea clash
Watch our interview with the manager ahead of Saturday's game.
Hasenhüttl ready for Tuchel reunion
Southampton manager speaks about facing Thomas Tuchel's in-form Chelsea.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl pre-Chelsea
Watch the manager speak with the written media.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Chelsea
Watch the manager speak with the media ahead of facing Chelsea.
Walker-Peters ruled out
Full-back sidelined for a 'few weeks' following knock against Wolves
Hasenhüttl: Decisions hard to understand
Manager reflects on key decisions following 2-1 loss to Wolves.
Video: Hasenhüttl reflects on Wolves defeat
Watch our interview with the manager following the match at St Mary's.
Video: Hasenhüttl on cup progress
The boss gives his post-match thoughts after victory at Molineux.
Hasenhüttl's pride as Saints return to winning ways
Boss delighted with cup progress, and reacts to quarter-final draw.
Hasenhüttl discusses Wolves preparations
Southampton manager grateful for an extra day on the training pitch in build-up to Thursday
Video: Hasenhüttl looks to Wolves cup tie
Watch our interview with the manager ahead of the Emirates FA Cup clash with Wolves.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl previews Wolves cup tie
The boss previews Southampton's trip to Molineux.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl on Wolves cup clash
The boss previews the Emirates FA Cup fifth round tie.
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.