Southampton sacks Ralph Hasenhuttl after nearly four years
Ralph Hasenhuttl, Southampton manager, has been fired following Sunday’s 4-1 home loss to Newcastle.
Hasenhuttl, who was hired in December 2018, leaves the club with 12 points after 14 games and in the Premier League relegation zone.
Southampton’s sole victory in the previous nine games came against Bournemouth on October 19th.
For Wednesday’s home game against League, One outfit Sheffield Wednesday in the third round of the Carabao Cup, first-team coach Ruben Selles will be in command.
For Hasenhuttl’s team, scoring goals has been a particular concern, and the 55-year-old Austrian lamented his players’ missed opportunities against Newcastle.
“Hasenhüttl, who was appointed in December 2018, departs having made a significant contribution to the club, overseeing some memorable results and also playing a key role in the development of our club infrastructure, identity and playing squad.
However, we now believe it is an appropriate time to make a change.
Everyone involved with the club would like to express their sincere thanks to Ralph for all of his efforts, as well as the unwavering commitment he has shown throughout his time as manager.
First Team Lead Coach Rubén Sellés will take charge of the side on an interim basis for our game on Wednesday night. The club will be announcing a permanent replacement in due course.”