On the eve of the ninth round of the Premier League‘s away game against Manchester City, there was news from Southampton that Hasenhutter was about to be dismissed. According to the “Daily Telegraph” and “The Times” report, Saints coach Ralph Hasenhuttl is on the verge of resignation, and Jesse Marsh is regarded as one of the potential coaching candidates for the future team.
Hasenhuttl succeeded Mauricio Pellegrino as Southampton’s coach in December 2018 and has coached 167 games in all competitions, with a record of 59 wins, 26 draws, and 72 losses. In the new season, Southampton under the leadership of Hasenhuttl is ranked 16th in the league with 2 wins, 1 draw, and 5 losses, and is only 1 point away from the relegation zone.
Considering the strength of Southampton‘s signings this summer, there are many people in the club who are disappointed with Hasenhuttl’s coaching performance this season. The “Daily Telegraph” pointed out that Southampton believes that the club needs to change now and needs a coach who is good at developing young talents.
“The Times” said that Southampton has discussed alternatives to Hasenhuttl, including Leeds United boss Jesse Marsh and Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper. However, both of them currently have a contract, and a compensation payment is essential.