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Southampton decides to sack manager Ralph Hasenhuttl

According to The Athletic, Southampton has decided to sack manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

The Premier League side has agreed to sack the Austrian either during the World Cup break or before they play their final match before the tournament, against Liverpool at Anfield next Saturday.

Southampton had planned to decide after the break, but it might do so sooner.

After only three victories in the Premier League from their first 14 games, Southampton is mired in 18th place after a terrible 4-1 loss to Newcastle United at St. Mary’s on Sunday.

Hasenhuttl is not concerned about Southampton future

Hasenhuttl questioned whether he thought this was his final match as Saints manager after the team lost to Newcastle.

“Today?” He asked. “As you know, I have made many choices since coming here. The good news is that I don’t have to accept this one.”

In response to a reporter’s question regarding whether he could see a solution to the problems preventing his team from succeeding, he answered bluntly, “No, at the time.”

“Because I can’t deny that we make a lot of attempts to improve and play football. We can’t deny that we tried, in my opinion, since I believe we did it well. We tried hard and put much effort into the game until the end.”

“Nobody can claim that the team is not striving to win. However, despite our efforts on the field, we are not getting the award.”

Hasenhuttl’s reign at Southampton

Southampton has been in the Premier League, thanks mainly to Hasenhuttl, who joined the team in December 2018.

After he took over as manager in place of Mark Hughes, they finished a respectable 11th in his first entire season, followed by two straight 15th-place finishes.

Nevertheless, he was in charge of two embarrassing 9-0 losses, one against Leicester City in 2019 and the other against Manchester United in 2021.

After three home games without a win, Southampton desperately needed a performance on Sunday, but Newcastle consistently outplayed Southampton.

Hasenhuttl, who previously coached RB Leipzig, has come under increasing criticism recently. Hasenhuttl reacted angrily to predictions he would lose his job last month after the team’s fourth straight Premier League loss—a 4-0 setback to Manchester City.

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