Ralph Hasenhüttl Feed
Video: Hasenhüttl reflects on Chelsea draw
The manager's post-match thoughts.
Hasenhüttl: A deserved point
The manager's full-time assessment following the 3-3 draw at Chelsea.
Hasenhüttl wants teamwork and togetherness
Boss calls on Saints' unity ahead of tough Chelsea test.
Video: Hasenhüttl excited for Chelsea challenge
Hear from the boss ahead of Saints' visit to Stamford Bridge.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl ahead of Chelsea test
The manager's pre-match press briefing.
Press Conference Round-Up: Chelsea
Read the thoughts of Ralph Hasenhüttl ahead of trip to Chelsea
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl assesses Chelsea
The manager previews his side's trip to the capital on Saturday.
Djenepo and Armstrong to miss Chelsea trip
Attacking duo's absence could accelerate Walcott's introduction.
Video: Hasenhüttl's West Brom delight
Manager gives his assessment of another steely Saints display.
Hasenhüttl delighted with Diallo signing
Southampton manager gives his thoughts after midfielder Ibrahima Diallo joins the club.
Disciplined performance pleases Hasenhüttl
Manager delighted with steely Saints as they register back-to-back Premier League wins.
Hasenhüttl enjoys full complement of attacking options
Nathan Redmond's return gives the manager additional firepower for Sunday's clash with West Brom.
Hasenhüttl assesses West Brom clash
Southampton manager discusses the keys to Sunday's game.
Video: Hasenhüttl's West Brom preview
Watch our interview with the manager ahead of Sunday's match.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl assesses West Brom test
The second part of the manager's pre-match press address ahead of Sunday.
Press Conference round-up: West Brom
Hear what the manager had to say to the media ahead of Sunday's fixture.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews West Brom
The manager's pre-match press address ahead of Sunday.
Redmond back in contention
Winger returns to training ahead of West Brom clash.
Hasenhüttl: A deserved win
Hard-working display pleases the manager following Saints' first points of new season.
Video: Hasenhüttl previews Burnley trip
Manager wants to see a reaction at Turf Moor.
Hasenhüttl: We must be better
Boss wants Saints to prove they have learned lessons at Burnley.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl on Burnley test
The second part of the manager's pre-match press conference.
Press Conference Round-Up: Burnley
Read back what the manager had to say ahead of the trip to Burnley.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Burnley
Watch part one of the pre-match media address.
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.