Hasenhuttl named Hughes' Southampton successor

Ralph Hasenhuttl has been appointed as the successor to Mark Hughes as Southampton manager, the Premier League club have announced.

Hughes, who was appointed in March, was dismissed on Monday despite Saints claiming a 2-2 draw with Manchester United at the weekend.

Hasenhuttl replaces him having impressed in his last managerial job in Germany with RB Leipzig, as he led them to second place in the Bundesliga in his first season in charge, and the club's debut campaign in the top flight.

The Austrian departed in May having guided Leipzig to another respectable final position of sixth, and he arrives at Southampton with a strong reputation.

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