Ralph Hasenhüttl Feed
Video: Hasenhüttl deems "best yet"
Manager delighted with Wolves draw as Saints move seven unbeaten.
Hasenhüttl praises hard-working Saints
Unbeaten run stretches to seven games as Saints tame Wolves.
Hasenhüttl on influential Oriol
High praise for one of Saints' longest-serving current players.
Hasenhüttl on fearless Saints
The manager assesses the threat of Wolves ahead of Monday's trip to Molineux.
Video: Hasenhüttl assesses Wolves threat
Saints look to extend six-game unbeaten stretch as attention turns to Wolves.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl previews Wolves
Part Two of the manager's media address.
Press Conference Round-Up: Wolves
Read what the boss had to say ahead of trip to Molineux.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl assesses Wolves
The manager's pre-match press conference as the Premier League returns.
Ward-Prowse and Bertrand on track for Wolves return
Boss boosted by returning duo ahead of Molineux mission.
Hasenhüttl hails hard-working Adams
Boss says striker merits praise for overcoming tough start.
Hasenhüttl hails "fantastic" Saints
Boss delighted as first win over Newcastle clinches top spot.
Hasenhüttl receives Manager of the Month nomination
The boss gets noticed after steering Southampton through an unbeaten October.
Hasenhüttl praises improving Saints
Boss identifies "biggest development" as Saints seek top spot.
Video: Hasenhüttl ready for Friday night showdown
Boss looks to Newcastle challenge under the lights at St Mary's.
Hasenhüttl: Striker spot up for grabs
Boss to make late decision on who replaces Saints' top scorer.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl assesses Newcastle challenge
Part two of the manager's pre-match media address.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Newcastle
Part one of the manager's pre-match media address.
Hasenhüttl provides injury update
Southampton manager on injuries to Danny Ings, Ryan Bertrand and Jan Bednarek.
Video: Hasenhüttl delighted with win at Villa
Watch the manager's post-match interview after Southampton's 4-3 victory.
Hasenhüttl: First 60 minutes was special
Southampton manager reflects on the 4-3 win over Aston Villa.
Hasenhüttl praises Adams development
Southampton boss reflects on impressive form of his striker.
Hasenhüttl: We must keep developing
The Saints manager on wanting to take another step forward, against Aston Villa.
Video: Hasenhüttl previews Villa trip
Watch our interview with the manager as he discusses the meeting with Aston Villa.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl on Aston Villa test
Part two of the manager's pre-mach press conference.
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.