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Ralph Hasenhuttl poised to sign new four-year deal with Southampton

Saints set to announce they are keeping their Austrian manager.

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Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is sticking with the club (PA)

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is sticking with the club (PA)

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is sticking with the club (PA)

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has agreed a new four-year contract, the PA news agency understands.

The 52-year-old succeeded Mark Hughes at the St Mary’s helm in December 2018 following an eye-catching stint at RB Leipzig.

Hasenhuttl has established himself as a popular figure on the south coast and impressively steered the ship back on course after October’s record-breaking 9-0 home loss to Leicester.

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Ralph Hasenhuttl.has revived Southampton after the heavy home loss to Leicester (PA)

Ralph Hasenhuttl.has revived Southampton after the heavy home loss to Leicester (PA)

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Ralph Hasenhuttl.has revived Southampton after the heavy home loss to Leicester (PA)

The PA news agency understands the Austrian has agreed a new deal keeping him at Saints until 2024, with official confirmation expected on Tuesday.

Southampton sit 14th ahead of the Premier League’s resumption later this month.

Hasenhuttl’s men have a seven-point cushion above the relegation zone with nine matches remaining.

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