Ralph Hasenhüttl Feed
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl previews Spurs clash
The concluding part of the manager's media address.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl on Spurs clash
Watch the manager's pre-match thoughts.
Hasenhüttl: We weren't good enough in transition
Southampton manager reflects on FA Cup semi-final defeat to Leicester.
Video: Hasenhüttl on cup exit
Watch our interview with the manager following the semi-final loss to Leicester.
Hasenhüttl on test posed by Leicester
The Southampton manager assesses his team's FA Cup semi-final opponents.
Video: Hasenhüttl previews FA Cup semi-final
Watch our interview with the manager ahead of the Wembley showdown with Leicester.
Hasenhüttl: I know what this would mean to the fans
Ralph Hasenhüttl on facing Leicester for the chance to reach a first FA Cup final in 18 years.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl on Leicester cup tie
The manager previews Sunday's Emirates FA Cup semi-final.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews FA Cup semi-final
The manager ahead of Sunday's cup clash with Leicester.
Video: Hasenhüttl rues defensive mistakes
The manager gives his assessment following West Brom defeat.
Hasenhüttl gives honest assessment
The manager speaks openly about defeat to West Brom.
Hasenhüttl: Belief is growing
The Southampton boss on hopes for a further confidence boost at West Brom.
Hasenhüttl expects a confident West Brom side
The Southampton manager discusses Monday night's opponents.
Video: Hasenhüttl's pre-match interview
Watch the manager give his thoughts ahead of the Premier League match away to West Bromwich Albion.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl on West Brom
The second part of the manager's pre-match media address.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl on West Brom clash
Watch part one of the manager's pre-match media address.
Walker-Peters only potential doubt
Defender suffering with leg injury ahead of West Brom trip.
Video: Hasenhüttl on comeback victory
Watch the manager's full-time assessment.
Burnley game a big opportunity for both teams, says Hasenhüttl
Southampton manager looks ahead to Sunday's showdown at St Mary's.
Hasenhüttl grateful for more options
The Southampton manager on having additional players available for Burnley.
Video: Hasenhüttl's pre-Burnley interview
Watch the manager give his thoughts ahead of Sunday's match at St Mary's.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl assesses Burnley
Part two of the manager's pre-match media address.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl on return to action
The manager previews Sunday's clash with Burnley.
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.