Premier League: Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl signs four-year contract until 2024
Southampton, who appointed Hasenhuttl on a 2-1/2-year contract in December 2018 after firing Mark Hughes, said the extension was made keeping in mind their long-term vision developed for the team and the wider football project
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has agreed a new four-year contract to remain with the club until 2024, the Premier League side said on Tuesday.
Southampton, who appointed Hasenhuttl on a 2-1/2-year contract in December 2018 after firing Mark Hughes, said the extension was made keeping in mind their long-term vision developed for the team and the wider football project.
"I said when I arrived... that we were at the beginning of a long journey, and also a journey that would bring emotion and hopefully enjoyment. We've already had moments where we could celebrate together, and some that have been... challenging," the Austrian said in a statement on the club's website.
“The way we’ve handled this together as a group of people has been incredible for me, and I believe we now have strong foundations here that can allow us to take the next steps in our progress as a team.”
Southampton said Richard Kitzbichler had also extended his contract as first-team assistant coach.
The Saints were 14th in the Premier League with nine games remaining when the COVID-19 pandemic halted all football in England.
Premier League clubs have returned to training following the disruption, and the season is set to resume on 17 June.
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