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Premier League: Southampton sack manager Ralf Hasenhuttl

Premier League side Southampton have sacked manager Ralf Hasenhuttl following their 4-1 defeat to Newcastle on Sunday.

The Austrian was in charge at St Marys for nearly four years, making him one of the longest serving managers in the league behind Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp, Manchester City's Pep Guardiola and Brentford's Thomas Frank.

Sunday's defeat leaves the Saints in the relegation zone and with only one win in their past nine games.

In a statement from the club they thanks Hasenhuttl for his service to the club but stated 'we now believe it is an appropriate time to make a change'.

He leaves the club in the same position he found them when he took over from Mark Hughes in 2018, having had three bottom half finishes in his time on the south coast.

One of the most memorable aspects of his time in charge won't be a happy one for him however, having had the misfortune of being on the wrong end of two 9-0 defeats by Leicester and Manchester United respectively.
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