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Jose Fonte doesn’t think Ralph Hasenhuttl is the right man for Southampton

The former Saints captain unexpectedly had his say on the current situation at Southampton

Former Southampton captain Jose Fonte doubts Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is the right man for the job Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Former Southampton captain Jose Fonte has had his say on the current situation at Saints.

The Portuguese international, who is currently plying his trade at Lille in France, called into talkSPORT to give his two cents, saying it’s hard to watch Southampton struggle in the Premier League.

Fonte, who dropped down a division to join Southampton while we were still in League One, made close to 300 appearances for Saints.

When asked about having doubts about Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl being the right man for the job, Fonte said: “I do yes. I have to be honest.

“It’s difficult to watch them struggle. It’s painful.

“Southampton was in such great shape two or three years ago. We were consistently achieving top ten.

“What can I say? They’re in a bad way, it’s easy for everyone to see that their confidence is not big.

“The manager, I don’t know, he doesn’t look like he’s capable of turning things round. I’m not sure if he can do the job to be honest.”

What do you make of Fonte’s comments?