Southampton close to appointing Ralph Hasenhüttl as new manager

• He is expected to be in stands at Wembley for Spurs game
• Austrian to be given two-and-a-half-year contract at St Mary’s

Southampton hope to finalise the appointment of Ralph Hasenhüttl before Wednesday night’s fixture against Tottenham at Wembley in order to allow the manager to watch his new team from the stands.

The south-coast club, who confirmed the sacking of Mark Hughes on Monday after a dismal run of results, have been aware of Hasenhüttl’s work since his time at Ingolstadt; the Austrian was on their longlist when they appointed Ronald Koeman in June 2014.

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via Football | The Guardian