Premier League club sacks manager after a poor start to the season
Premier League manager sacked after a disappointing start to the season.
Following the recent dismissal of a coach at one of the Premier League clubs, the 2022–23 Premier League currently holds the record for the most managers who have been fired.
Southampton is the most recent team to let its manager go after a string of poor league performances. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s dismissal as manager has been officially announced by the Club and is effective right away.
Southampton has sacked manager Ralph Hasenhuttl after nearly four years in charge at the club.
Hasenhuttl leaves the Saints after their 4-1 defeat to Newcastle on Sunday, which left them in the relegation zone after six losses in nine top-flight games. Assistant coach Richard Kitzbichler has also left the club.
The Austrian was the Premier League’s fourth-longest serving manager, having taken over at St Mary’s in December 2018.
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Southampton lost twice by a score of 9-0 during his tenure with the team—twice in the span of 16 months, to Leicester at home in October 2019 and Manchester United in February 2021.
However, Hasenhuttl was able to keep Saints in the Premier League by leading them to a 16th-place finish in his first season in charge, an 11th-place finish in 2019–20, and 15th-place finishes in his next two seasons.
A club statement read: “Hasenhuttl departs having made a significant contribution to the club, overseeing some memorable results and also playing a key role in the development of our club infrastructure, identity and playing squad.
“However, we now believe it is an appropriate time to make a change. Everyone involved with the club would like to express their sincere thanks to Ralph for all of his efforts, as well as the unwavering commitment he has shown throughout his time as manager.”