Chairman Ralph Krueger call Hasenhüttl the ideal candidate. “As a coach embodies he the passion, structure, communication skills, work ethic, and growth potential to which we aspire. Ralph’s enthusiasm for football is contagious.”
The negotiations were simple. “It went quickly and smoothly,” said Krueger. “The hassle-free negotiation process underlines the character of this trainer.”
Southampton, with Wesley Hoedt, a Dutchman in the selection, sent Hughes Monday away because of the bad results. The ‘Saints’ won in the Premier League only once, and are nine points on the eighteenth place, with only Burnley (nine points) and Fulham (eight).
Wednesday night plays Southampton against Tottenham Hotspur. Hasenhüttl begins Thursday at the club. Assistant coach Kelvin Davis sits against the Spurs as a responsible person in the bank.