Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has agreed in principle a new contract to stay at the club according to reports.
His contract was due to expire at the end of the 2020/21 season.
And, according to The Sun, the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will not play a factor in stopping Hasenhuttl from signing the deal proper.
Hasenhuttl has never managed a club for more than three seasons and such a move would indicate he’s interested in the Southampton project long-term.
While in lockdown, the 52-year-old has reportedly been hard at work in developing a club-wide plan to introduce his counter-pressing style across all teams - from the starting XI down to the Under-9s.
Before joining the Saints, Hasenhuttl took RB Leipzig from the German second tier to finish second in the Bundesliga and earn a place in the Champions League.