Ralph Hasenhüttl sets hare running on Southampton’s escape bid

Saints’ new manager has made it clear he is looking to replicate the success enjoyed by his hard-running RB Leipzig side

Ralph Hasenhüttl wanted to break it down for the benefit of his new English audience and, also, for his old friend Jürgen Klopp. When the news had hit earlier in the week about the Austrian’s imminent appointment as the Southampton manager, Klopp offered a few pronunciation pointers. “Hasen is the rabbit,” the Liverpool manager said. “Hüttl means nothing.”

This was an open goal for Hasenhüttl and he banged it in with relish. “Jürgen’s German is not very good now – maybe his English is better,” he said. “I was laughing about his explaining of my name. He knows what Hasen means but Hüttl means a small hut. So it’s a small hut for the rabbits.”

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