Ralph Hasenhüttl

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Ralph Hasenhüttl
Ralph Hasenhüttl 2012 2.jpg
Hasenhüttl with VfR Aalen in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-08-09) 9 August 1967 (age 51)
Place of birth Graz, Austria
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Club information
Current team
Southampton (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1989 GAK 65 (20)
1989–1994 Austria Wien 134 (44)
1994–1996 Austria Salzburg 53 (13)
1996–1997 Mechelen 27 (8)
1997–1998 Lierse 22 (4)
1998–2000 1. FC Köln 41 (3)
2000–2002 SpVgg Greuther Fürth 51 (13)
2002–2004 Bayern Munich II 57 (14)
Total 450 (119)
National team
1988–1994 Austria 8 (3)
Teams managed
2007–2010 SpVgg Unterhaching
2011–2013 VfR Aalen
2013–2016 Ingolstadt 04
2016–2018 RB Leipzig
2018– Southampton
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ralph Hasenhüttl (German pronunciation: [ˈhaːzn̩ˌhʏtl̩]; born 9 August 1967) is an Austrian football manager and former player. He is the current manager of Premier League club Southampton FC.

Club career[edit]

Born in Graz, Hasenhüttl began his career with hometown club GAK, making his first team debut in the 1985–86 season.[1] He transferred to Austria Wien in 1989, with whom he won three successive Bundesliga titles and two Austrian Cup.[1][2] He moved to Austria Salzburg in 1994,[1] where he won another Bundesliga title as well as an Austrian Super Cup. In 1996, Hasenhüttl moved abroad, with spells at Mechelen and Lierse in Belgium. In season 1998–99, he signed for 1. FC Köln, for a fee equivalent to €200,000. In his two years in Cologne, however, he only scored three goals and in 2000 moved to SpVgg Greuther Fürth.

Hasenhüttl finished his career at Bayern Munich II, in the Regionalliga Süd.

International career[edit]

Hasenhüttl played eight times for the Austria national team, scoring three goals.

Managerial career[edit]

SpVgg Unterhaching[edit]

Between 2004 and 2005, Hasenhüttl was a youth-team coach at SpVgg Unterhaching. Following the sacking of Harry Deutinger in March 2007, he became caretaker manager until the appointment of Werner Lorant, under whom he worked as assistant coach. On 4 October 2007, Hasenhüttl became the new head coach.[3] His first match was 2–2 draw against SSV Reutlingen 05.[4] Unterhaching finished in sixth place that season.[5]

In the 2008–09 season, in the newly formed 3. Liga, the team's performances earned them fourth place in the table, missing out on a play-off place by one point.[6] Unterhaching were eliminated in the first round of the German Cup.[7] In the 2009–10 season, they failed to build upon their success, achieving 31 points in 24 games,[8] resulting in Hasenhüttl's sacking on 22 February 2010. His final match was a 1–1 draw against Borussia Dortmund II on 21 February 2010.[9] He finished with a record of 40 wins, 20 draws, and 28 losses.[3]

VfR Aalen[edit]

In January 2011, Hasenhüttl succeeded Rainer Scharinger as the coach of third division VfR Aalen,[10] then in 16th place, one point above the relegation zone. His first match was a 1–1 draw against VfB Stuttgart II.[11] Aalen's survival in the 3. Liga earned him a year's contract extension. In the 2011–12 season, he completely rebuilt the team, bringing in eight new players and releasing 14, with the aim of a mid-table finish.[citation needed] After a slow start to the season, the team found itself in sixth place at the winter break, only a point behind the play-off position. The team's run continued into the second half of the season, which included an eight-game winning streak, earning Hasenhüttl a further two-year contract extension in November 2011. At the end of the season, Aalen finished in second place, earning automatic promotion to the 2. Bundesliga.

During pre-season training in the summer of 2012, Hasenhüttl contracted a Hantavirus infection, but returned to work three weeks into the 2012–13 season. Hasenhüttl had switched from a 4–4–2 to a 4–5–1 formation, to facilitate a fast, counter-attacking game, with success – by the winter break, Aalen were in fifth place. The team finished the season in ninth place, the highest of the newly promoted teams. After two-and-a-half successful years at Aalen, Hasenhüttl resigned in June 2013,[12] when Aalen lost its main sponsor and sporting director Markus Schupp imposed an austerity program for the following season, with several departing players not being replaced. He finished with a record of 36 wins, 28 draws, and 29 losses.[10][13]

Ingolstadt 04[edit]

In October 2013, Hasenhüttl was appointed as coach of Ingostadt 04,[14] replacing Marco Kurz. In his first season, he took them from bottom of the 2. Bundesliga to tenth place. In the 2014–15 season, Hasenhüttl took Ingolstadt to the Bundesliga for the first time, finishing the season as champions. In the 2015–16 season, he was successful in securing Ingolstadt's Bundesliga survival, finishing in 11th place, but chose not to extend his contract.[15]

RB Leipzig[edit]

In May 2016, he was confirmed as the new manager of newly-promoted RB Leipzig.[16] He took over on 1 July 2016.[17] His first match was against Dynamo Dresden in the German Cup.[18] Leipzig lost 5–4 in a shootout.[19] In May 2018, Hasenhüttl left RB Leipzig.[20]

Southampton[edit]

On 5 December 2018, Hasenhüttl was appointed as new Southampton manager, succeeding Mark Hughes and becoming the first Austrian manager in the Premier League.[21][22] His first game in charge was a 0–1 defeat at Cardiff City.[23] His first win as Southampton's manager came on 16 December in a 3–2 win at home to Arsenal ending the Gunners' 4-month 22-match unbeaten run. Hasenhüttl won his second successive Premier League match in 2018 when Southampton won 3–1 away at Huddersfield Town.

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of matches played 9 March 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record
P W D L GF GA GD Win % Ref.
SpVgg Unterhaching 4 October 2007 22 February 2010 88 40 20 28 129 115 +14 045.45 [3][4][7][9]
VfR Aalen 3 January 2011 8 June 2013 93 36 28 29 115 107 +8 038.71 [10][11][24][25]
Ingolstadt 04 7 October 2013 30 June 2016 95 36 34 25 113 95 +18 037.89 [15][26][27][28]
RB Leipzig 1 July 2016 16 May 2018 83 40 19 24 150 116 +34 048.19 [17][18]
Southampton 5 December 2018 Present 17 6 5 6 25 25 +0 035.29 [21]
Total 376 158 106 112 532 458 +74 042.02

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Austria Wien

Austria Salzburg

Manager[edit]

Aalen
Ingolstadt 04

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Bagchi, Rob (3 December 2018). "Who is Ralph Hasenhuttl? Favourite for the Southampton job profiled". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
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  13. ^ Vgl. Beim VfR prangt Prowin auf der Brust, kicker.de, abgerufen am 23. Dezember 2012
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