Ralph Hasenhuttl has agreed a new four-year contract to keep him at Southampton until 2024.
#SaintsFC is delighted to announce that Ralph Hasenhüttl has signed a new four-year contract at St Mary’s! 😇
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) June 2, 2020
The manager replaced Mark Hughes at the club in December 2018 and has been at the club for two and half years now.
The Austrian told Southampton’s website: “This, for me, was a simple decision. Simple because of the relationship that I have built with the club, the players and the fans, and also because of the relationship they have built with me too.
“For me, this is an important step in the journey. My players, our staff, and of course the supporters must understand my commitment to this club and to what we are trying to build together.
“We value the same philosophies, and this is a big part of why I want to stay here, and I hope we can share in some very successful moments moving forward.”
Saints chief executive Martin Semmens added: “There has never been any question in my mind that Ralph is the right man to lead our club, and I look forward to working in partnership with him over the next four years.
“I know there is no one who will work harder to bring success back for our fans.”
The 52-year-old after overseeing a record-breaking 0-9 home loss to Leicester City in October has been able to steer his squad back in shape making him a favourite among the spectators at the St. Mary’s Stadium.
Just like most of the former coaches to take of the Saints, the Austrian has given many opportunities to some of the young guns in the team with the likes of Yan Valery, Kevin Danso and Michael Obafemi all being given the chance.
Husenhuttl has previously managed Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and made the switch to the Premier League having enjoyed a good time in Germany.
Southampton sits 14th on the league table with nine matches to go; Sitting seven points clear of the relegation zone as the Premier League looks set to resume on June 17.