Hasenhuttl suffered two 9-0 defeats throughout his time in command of Southampton
Southampton have sacked their supervisor Ralph Hasenhuttl within the wake of Sunday’s 4-1 house defeat by Newcastle.
Hasenhuttl, who was appointed in December 2018, departs with the membership within the Premier League relegation zone with 12 factors after 14 video games.
Southampton final received at Bournemouth on 19 October in what’s their solely win from the previous 9 matches.
“We now imagine it’s an acceptable time to make a change,” mentioned a press release from the south coast membership.
First staff coach Ruben Selles will take cost for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup third spherical house sport in opposition to League One facet Sheffield Wednesday.
Scoring objectives has been a specific downside for Hasenhuttl’s facet and the 55-year-old Austrian bemoaned his gamers losing alternatives in opposition to Newcastle.
Afterwards he mentioned he was not involved in regards to the danger of dropping his job, however the Saints board have determined to behave earlier than the midweek EFL Cup sport and Saturday’s journey to Liverpool. It’s their closing sport earlier than the Premier League breaks for the World Cup, which runs from 20 November to 18 December.
Southampton added that Hasenhuttl had departed “having made a major contribution to the membership, overseeing some memorable outcomes and in addition enjoying a key function within the improvement of our membership infrastructure, identification and enjoying squad”.
Hasenhuttl has turn out to be the fifth Premier League supervisor to be sacked thus far this season.
Scott Parker, Bruno Lage, Thomas Tuchel and Steven Gerrard had been dismissed by Bournemouth , Wolverhampton Wanderers, Chelsea and Aston Villa respectively, whereas Graham Potter left Brighton to take over as Chelsea boss.
Hasenhuttl highs and lows
Former RB Leipzig supervisor Hasenhuttl succeeded Mark Hughes as Saints boss with the membership 18th within the Premier League and guided them to security on the finish of that season.
His first full season in cost noticed them end eleventh in a marketing campaign disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, earlier than a Fifteenth-placed end in 2020-21.
Throughout that season, Southampton had been prime of the Premier League for the primary time ever once they led on purpose distinction after eight video games.
In January 2021, Hasenhuttl lower an emotional determine as he loved a victory in opposition to defending champions Liverpool.
Nonetheless, in February that yr, Southampton had been overwhelmed 9-0 by Manchester United. It was the second defeat by that margin throughout his time on the membership, having misplaced to Leicester by the identical scoreline in October 2019.
After a stuttering begin final season a winter revival noticed them rise to as excessive as ninth in February, however they misplaced 9 and received simply one in all their closing 12 matches to droop to Fifteenth.
The membership responded by reshuffling Hasenhuttl’s teaching staff over the summer time, with Kelvin Davis, Dave Watson and Craig Fleming all leaving St Mary’s.
In addition they introduced in quite a few gamers, together with goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, striker Sekou Mara, midfielder Joe Aribo and defenders Armel Bella-Kotchap and Duje Caleta-Automotive.
However that has didn’t spark an upturn in type.
Southampton have solely scored 12 objectives of their 14 Premier League video games this season and had been wasteful once more in opposition to third-placed Newcastle in what proved to be the supervisor’s closing match.
“Newcastle have proven why they’re the place they’re,” he mentioned in his BBC Sport interview after the sport.
“They had been medical in the suitable moments. They’ve proven us methods to win video games. I can not say we performed a foul sport however not enjoying a foul sport will not be sufficient to win video games. That is why we’re the place we’re.”