Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl to take charge of first game vs Cardiff

Spurs recover to sink Saints

Spurs recover to sink Saints

It showed me the relationship is good, but they have to accept another style of footballIt is a results business and we have to get them as soon as possible.

Lax defending from Southampton allowed Spurs to take a ninth-minute lead. 'We can find a good solution, ' he said.

None of Southampton's last seven managers have won their first game in charge, and if they are to turn their season around and climb up the table the Austrian will need to buck that trend.

"Of course in the end, Lloris was man of the match because it was an unbelievable action that save, but that we can not afford".

He added: "What we have to do is try and work out a formula where we take our chances away from home and try and defend better. But I feel it was job done and I'm happy with the three points".

The engaging Hasenhuttl, who joked that his surname translates into English as "rabbit hutch", fired a word of warning that he will ship out any players not ready for hard work.

Southampton's next fixture is at relegation rivals Cardiff. Tactically he was very aware, he set his teams out well, but I think being sacked by Man City knocked his confidence as he hasn't progressed since then, whereas when he came to City, people spoke about him being the next top manager.

Hasenhuttl's lack of Premier League experience is an obvious concern but you don't finish runners-up to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga without having something about you.

Southampton, who suffered a 3-1 defeat to Tottenham on Wednesday, are now 18th in the Premier League.

But he inherits a Southampton side who have picked up just nine points from their opening 15 games of the season, with a visit to Cardiff next on Saturday.

"And, like the Liverpool manager, Hasenhuttl is an emotional guy on the sidelines, so sometimes he runs on the pitch after important goals to celebrate with his players just like Klopp did this weekend against Everton".

Saints chairman Ralph Krueger said as the club announced the appointment of the former RB Leipzig boss that he felt the Austrian was the right fit to bring the club forward.

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