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Hasenhüttl: Valery perfect example of The Southampton Way
Saints boss on the development of his young full-back.
Join Hasenhüttl at Saints Foundation's Charity Dinner
Southampton's manager to host a special Q&A session at next month's event.
Hasenhüttl: "Best second half of the season”
Exhausted but delighted, Ralph reacts to stunning Spurs win.
Video: Hasenhüttl on "special" comeback
The Saints boss reacts to a memorable afternoon at St Mary's.
Hasenhüttl looking forward to Spurs battle
Saints boss on the tactical planning against Mauricio Pochettino.
Hasenhüttl: Be proud and be better
Saints boss on responding to defeat at Manchester United when they face Tottenham.
Video: Hasenhüttl focuses on Tottenham
Watch our interview with the manager ahead of Saturday's game.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl looks to Tottenham
Watch as the manager speaks with the written media ahead of Spurs clash.
Hasenhüttl's Tottenham press conference round-up
Find out what the manager had to say to the media at Staplewood Campus.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Spurs
Watch the manager speak with the media ahead of Saturday's game.
Hasenhüttl pleased by Valery development
Saints boss on Valery and Ward-Prowse.
Hasenhüttl's pride despite United defeat
Saints boss on 3-2 defeat at Old Trafford.
Video: Hasenhüttl on United reverse
Saints boss on defeat in Manchester.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl on United trip
Watch as the boss speaks with the written media before the trip to Manchester United.
Hasenhüttl heads to United with confidence
Southampton manager assesses the challenge of facing Manchester United.
Video: Hasenhüttl looks ahead to United
Watch our interview with the manager ahead of the trip to Old Trafford.
Hasenhüttl's Man United press conference round-up
Take a look at all the key points as the Saints boss addressed the media at Staplewood on Friday.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews United trip
Saints boss speaks to the media ahead of United trip.
Hasenhüttl hails "complete package" Ward-Prowse
Manager's praise for in-form midfielder after fourth goal in eight games.
Ward-Prowse continuing to flourish under Hasenhüttl
Saints midfielder on goalscoring form.
Video: Hasenhüttl delighted with Fulham win
Watch the boss react to a crucial victory and clean sheet.
Hasenhüttl thanks fans after Fulham win
Manager pays tribute to support from the stands at St Mary's.
Video: Hasenhüttl's Fulham preview
Watch our interview with the manager ahead of the clash with Fulham.
Hasenhüttl wants best of players and fans
Southampton boss on what he's demanding on the pitch and in the stands against Fulham.
Ralph Hasenhüttl BiographyLast updated 14 Mar 2019
Former clubs: SpVgg Unterhaching, VfR Aalen, FC Ingolstadt, RB Leipzig
Ralph Hasenhüttl arrived at Southampton in December 2018, taking over as First Team Manager, and bringing with him a burgeoning reputation crafted in Germany.
Born in Graz, Austria, in August 1967, Hasenhüttl enjoyed a successful career as a centre-forward, making more than 400 league appearances and earning eight caps for his country.
It was as a coach where he really began to build his name.
Hasenhüttl began from the bottom rung in Germany, with Unterhaching, a 3.Bundesliga outfit.
Taking over in late 2007, he produced a record of 40 wins and 20 draws from 88 games through to leaving in 2010.
His next opportunity would come at another third-tier outfit in Germany, VfR Aalen, and it was here where Hasenhüttl really began to come to prominence.
Taking over in January 2011, he helped steer the side to safety from a precarious league position, before building a team that went on to win promotion to 2.Bundesliga in the 2011/12 campaign, with Hasenhüttl then guiding the squad to a top-half finish in their first season at the higher level.
His next destination would be FC Ingolstadt, another club in Germany’s second division, where he would enjoy an incredibly successful spell lasting just under three years.
Hasenhüttl’s time in charge was transformative for Ingolstadt, who went from the bottom of 2.Bundesliga to promotion as champions in 2014/15 and then a comfortable, 11th-placed finish in their first campaign in the top flight.
The summer of 2016 would then mark the moment that Hasenhüttl went to the next level in his managerial career, as he was appointed boss of newly-promoted Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, with previous coach Ralf Rangnick – often credited as one of the chief architects of the high-intensity pressing game – having taken on the full-time role of sporting director at the club.
Leipzig, under their new coach, were a revelation.
A sign of what was to come appeared in only their second league game of the season, as they earned a surprise 1-0 home win over Thomas Tuchel’s Borussia Dortmund, before demolishing Hamburg 4-0 away from home in their next match.
It would be December before Leipzig lost a game, with a run of eight consecutive Bundesliga victories the highlight.
Their success was built on a recipe of intense pressing of the opposition when they had the ball, laying traps and provoking errors, before looking to counter swiftly and overload.
It was an approach that so many other sides struggled to come to grips with.
In the end, Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich always remained out of touch at the very top, but Leipzig barely faltered, finishing as runners-up and earning a Champions League spot.
With a European campaign to embark upon – Leipzig finished third in their Champions League group, before making the quarter-finals of the Europa League – their next campaign was not quite as electric, but they still earned a top-six finish in the top-flight, before Hasenhüttl decided the time was right to step away.
His break would not last too long, though, moving to the Premier League in late 2018 to take over at St Mary’s.