SportRalph Hasenhuttl tipped to keep Southampton up
Yan Valery is Southampton's most exciting young player
Southampton took a big risk in January as they neglected to sign a new right-back following the loan exit of Cedric Soares, with Ralph Hasenhuttl placing his trust in academy graduate Yan Valery. When the Portuguese international completed his move to Inter Milan until the end of the season, Valery had played only 10 games of senior football after being thrown in at the deep end. Mark Hughes started the Frenchman in Southampton’s Carabao Cup
PETER CARLINE: Huddersfield were above Southampton when Ralph Hasenhuttl was appointed in December. 'Brutal honesty', 'mind training' and instructing the groundsman to paint lines for tactical work how Ralph Hasenhuttl kept Southampton up .
Ralph Hasenhuttl has vowed to keep his Southampton squad on their toes over the festive period. The Austrian cancelled a day off last week, conducted intensive video sessions and staged one-on-one meetings with his players. His methods worked wonders as Sunday’s victory over Arsenal, the first at
Southampton legend David Peach has backed Ralph Hasenhuttl to keep the club in the Premier League and believes he holds the qualities needed to be a great manager.
The Saints currently sit just two points above the relegation zone in 16th but have shown vast improvements since Hasenhuttl took charge at the start of December.
, Peach insisted he’s confident the Austrian is the right man to bring the good days back to St. Mary’s.
“The manager’s come in at a difficult time but he’s done well. I think he can keep us up and do well next season. He’s got a bit of pedigree, he’s enthusiastic. He’s also a good decision-maker and when he makes changes they’re not like-for-like – he’ll change the way the team plays. That’s got the lads enthusiastic again whereas before you didn’t think they were up for it. I think he’s a born winner and I think he’ll keep us up.”
Southampton aren’t in action again until after the international break on March 30 when they travel to the AMEX Stadium to face Brighton & Hove Albion in an all-South coast clash.
Hasenhuttl’s men will go into the game full of confidence though, after knocking off Tottenham Hotspur last time out, and will go level on points with the Seagulls with a win.
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