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Men's Football Southampton and Ralph Hasenhuttl break the internet with hiring of new coach

Southampton have announced the appointment of Ralph Hasenhuttl as their new manager.

The 51-year-old Austrian, who succeeds Mark Hughes, has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal and will take charge tomorrow.

The Saints parted company with Hughes on Monday having won only one of their 14 Premier League games this season and lying 18th in the table.

Former RB Leipzig coach Hasenhuttl was available after ending his impressive spell with the German club in the summer.

Hasenhuttl will be supported at Southampton by existing first-team assistant coach Kelvin Davis, head of goalkeeping Dave Watson and head of sports science Alek Gross.

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