Ralph Hasenhüttl

Big money transfers ‘make no sense’ for Southampton, Ralph Hasenhuttl claims

Ralph Hasenhuttl has insisted big-money signings “make no sense” for Southampton.Saints have already brought in six recruits ahead of the new campaign, with further additions still being sought.Manager Hasenhuttl believes spending upwards of £40million on one player remains off Southampton’s agenda however, with the south coast club continuing to focus on young, upwardly mobile targets.“I’m still of the opinion that £40 or £50million transfers make no sense for us,” said Hasenhuttl. “But we of course want quality, and if it’s young, OK, no problem, take it.“This is the way we want to go and it’s good that we have...
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Ralph Hasenhuttl brushes off Chelsea interest in Kyle Walker-Peters

Ralph Hasenhuttl has moved to shut down talk of a Kyle Walker-Peters transfer amid interest from Southampton’s Premier League rivals Chelsea.Walker-Peters is understood to be among the wing-back options being considered by Chelsea, but Saints boss Hasenhuttl remains unmoved by any speculation.Hasenhuttl insisted Saints will focus fully on their Premier League opener at Tottenham on Saturday, with the Austrian boss already assimilating six new recruits on the south coast.When quizzed on rivals eyeing a move for Walker-Peters, Hasenhuttl replied: “Before we go now through every player who maybe has interest from someone else, we should maybe concentrate on the games...
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Leicester 4-1 Southampton: Foxes first goal 'not fair play' - Ralph Hasenhuttl

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl suggested that Leicester should have gifted his side a goal after the Foxes' opener was tinged with controversy. Referee Jon Moss wrongly awarded the ball to Leicester after a stoppage, rather than Southampton, with James Maddison punishing Lyanco's error from Kasper Schmeichel's ensuing long clearance. MATCH...

Ralph Hasenhuttl: 10 years in top flight ‘massive’ but no guarantee for future

Ralph Hasenhuttl has warned Southampton not to take their Premier League status for granted as they celebrate a decade back in the top flight.The Saints will bring down the curtain on their 10th campaign among the big boys since winning promotion from the Championship in 2012 when they head for Leicester on Sunday, with an 11th season already safely secured.However, Hasenhuttl insists they cannot afford to relax when they return after the summer with promoted Fulham and Bournemouth hoping to ensure their stays are not fleeting.The Austrian told a press conference: “The Premier League, I don’t have to speak about...

Ralph Hasenhuttl admits Southampton deserve to be where they are in the table

Ralph Hasenhuttl insists Southampton can have no complaints with their position in the Premier League following their collapse in results.Saints travel to Leicester for their final match of the campaign knowing they can finish no higher than their current position of 15th. And should they lose with Everton winning at Arsenal, they could drop to 16th.As recently as February they sat on the cusp of the European places, only to plummet down the table through a run of nine defeats in 12 matches, a sequence containing just one win.Relegation has been averted, but Hasenhuttl accepts it has been an unsatisfactory...