Report: Hasenhuttl agrees to become Southampton boss

BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 12: Head coach Ralph Hasenhuettl of Leipzig celebrates after the Bundesliga match between Hertha BSC and RB Leipzig at Olympiastadion on May 12, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Starke/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Southampton have reportedly reached an agreement with Ralph Hasenhuttl to become their new manager on a two-and-a-half-year deal

Following Mark Hughes’ sacking on Monday morning, Hasenhuttl was quickly installed as the favourite to take charge at St Mary’s.

The Austrian last coached RB Leipzig and famously guided them into the Champions League for the first time in their history in his first campaign.

But his second season in charge failed to live up to expectations with Leipzig finishing sixth in the Bundesliga and crashing out of the Champions League group stages.

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The 2018/19 Premier League season proved to be a significant step forward for Arsenal Football Club.

This led to Hasenhuttl’s departure from the Red Bull Arena in May and he has since been out of work.

Although now Sky Sports reports that terms between Hasenhuttl and Southampton have been agreed on for a contract until the summer of 2021.

The 51-year-old will arrive at Wembley on Wednesday night in London to watch Southampton’s Premier League game against Tottenham, pending on the conclusion of the last part of his deal.

Assistant coach Kelvin Davis has taken charge of Southampton’s preparations for Wednesday.


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