Former Newcastle United pair ‘in the running’ to succeed Ralph Hasenhuttl at Southampton

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The former Newcastle United pair are among those listed as a potential replacements to Ralph Hasenhuttl at Southampton.

Southampton have sacked Ralph Hasenhuttl after Sunday’s 4-1 defeat to Newcastle United left the South Coast club in the Premier League relegation zone.

Eddie Howe’s side opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark when Miguel Almiron raced through to score his seventh goal in as many games.

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Chris Wood, on as a half-time substitute for Callum Wilson, doubled United’s lead before Joe Willock made it 3-1.

Romain Perraud pulled one back in the closing stages but Bruno Guimaraes was on hand to restore the Magpies’ three-goal advantage.

Newcastle moved up to third in the Premier League table, while the Saints stayed in 18th, and the decision was taken to part company with Hasenhuttl after four years in charge.

A club statement read: “Southampton Football Club can confirm it has parted company with Men’s First Team Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl. First Team Assistant Coach Richard Kitzbichler has also today left the club.

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“Hasenhuttl, who was appointed in December 2018, 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.

“First Team Lead Coach Ruben Selles will take charge of the side on an interim basis for our game on Wednesday night. The club will be announcing a permanent replacement in due course.”

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones is the early favourite to succeed Hasenhuttl with Sean Dyche second. Meanwhile, former Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez and captain Scott Parker are 20/1 shots.

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