Southampton want ‘top quality manager’ to replace Hasenhuttl

By | February 28, 2022

Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper will be on the ‘radar’ of numerous clubs and could somewhen exist installed equally Ralph Hasenhuttl’s successor at Southampton, co-ordinate to announcer Pete O’Rourke.

Saints underwent a change in ownership concluding month, with Sport Republic securing a controlling stake in the south declension guild, and it appears they could be forced to look for a new manager in the not-likewise-afar future due to Hasenhuttl’s long-term St Mary’s future being thrown into serious dubiety.

What’south the latest news involving Hasenhuttl?

Hasenhuttl has told German outlet Kicker, via The Athletic, that he will consider retiring from management when his current Southampton contract expires.

In the interview, Hasenhuttl suggests he has no intention of being in the dugout beyond the age of 57 and has other dreams he wants to experience abroad from football.

Hasenhuttl was appointed every bit Southampton’s dominate in Dec 2018 and is the club’s longest-serving chief since Chris Nicholl.

The Austrian has gone on to lead Saints to 52 victories from 141 matches, with his nearly recent coming in the form of the three-two comeback win at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.

Hasenhuttl’southward St Mary’southward contract withal has just shy of two-and-a-half years remaining as it is not due to run out until the summer of 2024.

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What has Pete O’Rourke said near the state of affairs?

O’Rourke reckons Cooper is attracting plenty of attention thanks to his exploits at Championship side Nottingham Forest.

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Cooper was linked with the Southampton job in September and O’Rourke feels he could exist a shrewd appointment in Hasenhuttl’due south identify.

“I recall Steve Cooper is going to be on the radar of several clubs in the Premier League with the work that he’southward doing at Nottingham Woods.

“He also did a great job at Swansea, leading them to the play-offs twice during his time at that place and he apparently had smashing success with England’s youth teams as well, winning the Under-17s Globe Cup. He is a acme quality young manager.”

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Why is Cooper rated so highly?

Former Swansea City main Cooper took charge of Nottingham Forest with them sitting bottom of the Title standings in September but they at present find themselves in the play-off places and vying for promotion to the Premier League.

Since the 42-year-one-time headed to the Urban center Ground, they have also overcome peak flight outfits Arsenal and Leicester Metropolis in the FA Cup.

Cooper has non experienced management in the Premier League still, but he guided England to Under-17 World Cup glory in 2017.

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