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Hasenhüttl praises Djenepo debut
Manager pleased with summer signing's first Premier League appearance.
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Manager takes positives from narrow defeat to Liverpool.
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Saints boss takes positives despite defeat.
Danso settling well, says Hasenhüttl
Saints boss speaks about defender's first week with the club.
Hasenhüttl wants reaction against Liverpool
Southampton manager previews Saturday's game against the Reds.
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Watch the manager give his thoughts ahead of Saturday's game.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl ahead of Liverpool
Watch the manager speak with the written media at Staplewood Campus.
Press conference round-up: Hasenhüttl pre-Liverpool
Catch up on what the Southampton manager had to say to the media.
Hasenhüttl: No injury concerns for Liverpool clash
Saints boss delivers the team news ahead of Saturday.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Liverpool clash
Saints boss looks ahead to Liverpool.
Hasenhüttl: We must bring the heads up
Manager determined to lift spirits after opening day defeat.
Hasenhüttl laments second-half spell
Manager disappointed with reaction to Burnley opener.
Video: Hasenhüttl on opening day setback
Manager reacts to defeat at Burnley.
Hasenhüttl expects another competitive Clarets clash
Southampton's manager looks ahead to the opening game of the season.
Interview: Hasenhüttl excited ahead of new season
Read our feature with manager Ralph Hasenhüttl on the eve of the 2019/20 season.
Video: Hasenhüttl previews new season
Watch our feature interview with the boss ahead of the Premier League opener.
Hasenhüttl's pre-Burnley press conference round-up
Key talking points ahead of Burnley.
Hasenhüttl admits "difficult decisions" for season opener
Boss still considering spots in his first XI of the new campaign.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl looks to Burnley opener
Saints boss Ralph Hasenhüttl's first press conference of 2019/20.
Hasenhüttl: We're at a good level
Saints boss on preparations for the final friendly.
Video: Hasenhüttl on Feyenoord win
The full interview with Ralph Hasenhüttl after Feyenoord friendly.
Hasenhüttl: It was a good test for us
Saints boss on friendly at De Kuip.
Hasenhüttl eyes fine-tuning at Feyenoord
The Saints boss looks ahead to Sunday’s penultimate fixture of pre-season in Rotterdam.
Ralph Hasenhüttl BiographyLast updated 12 Aug 2019
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.