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Ralph Hasenhuttl vows to at least see out Southampton contract over next three years

Hasenhuttl says he is planning another three years at Saints

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Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has endured the lowest lows and enjoyed the highest highs during his time on the South Coast with the Saints.

It’s been quite the rollercoaster ride with Southampton, but it’s generally thought that Hasenhuttl has done a good job in solidifying Saints’ position as a Premier League side.

Hasenhuttl says all the right things and appears to love being at the club despite a lack of investment and Saints’ limited prospects that comes as a result. That’s not mentioning being on the receiving end of two heavy defeats.

The Austrian signed a new four-year contract with Southampton last summer, meaning he has little over three years remaining with the club on that deal.

And despite being linked with moves away from Saints, especially during last season’s restart and in the early stages of the 2020/21 campaign, Hasenhuttl says he can’t imagine ending his deal early.

“I’m planning another three years because I still have a three-year contract,” he told Sky Sports Austria. [H/T Hampshire Live] “At the moment, there are not many scenarios in which I can imagine ending this.

“For me, the Premier League feels like a whole year in the Champions League. When you see our games, you play at Manchester City on a Wednesday evening – those are games some would be happy about.

“It’s a lot of fun as a manager because you can and must always assert yourself at the level.”