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Ralph Hasenhüttl is fired by Southampton after the team entered the relegation zone.

Ralph Hasenhüttl has been fired as Southampton FC’s head coach after leading the team for close to four years.

Following a 4-1 home loss to Newcastle on Sunday, November 6, which sent the team into the Premier League relegation zone, Ralph Hasenhüttl was fired as Southampton’s manager.

A statement from the club read;

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

“Hasenhüttl, 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 Rubén Sellés 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.”

On November 9, Southampton will host Sheffield Wednesday in a Carabao Cup game under the direction of lead coach Rubén Sellés, who was appointed in the summer.

On November 12, Southampton will play its final pre-World Cup match at Liverpool.