Southampton's Ralph Hasenhuttl has been sacked this morning.

Southampton's Ralph Hasenhuttl has been sacked this morning.

SOUTHAMPTON'S MANAGER Ralph Hasenhuttl has been sacked today. This comes after the Saint's lost 4-1 to Newcastle at home. 

Goals from Miguel Almiron. Joe Willock, Chris Wood, and Bruno Guimarães at a wet and windy St.Mary's on Sunday meant the Austrian lost his job this morning.

Southampton under Hasenhuttl endured two 9-0 defeats during his tenure. One to Manchester United and another to Leicester City.

The club have waded around the relegation zone for a number of years. 

After yesterday's defeat, it left the south coast club in the bottom three. They have only claimed one victory in their past nine games.

Southampton have also only scored 12 goals in their 14 Premier League games this season.

Reports emerged yesterday that the Austrian was set to lose his job. The club have now made this speculation a reality by removing him from the role he has held since 2018.

A club statement read: "Southampton Football Club can confirm it has parted company with men's first-team manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

"Hasenhuttl, who was appointed in December 2018, departs having made a significant contribution to the club, overseeing some memorable results and also playing a key role in the development of our club infrastructure, identity and playing squad.

"However, we now believe it is an appropriate time to make a change.

"Everyone involved with the club would like to express their sincere thanks to Ralph for all of his efforts, as well as the unwavering commitment he has shown throughout his time as manager.

"First-team lead coach Ruben Selles will take charge of the side on an interim basis for our game on Wednesday night. The club will be announcing a permanent replacement in due course."

Luton boss Nathan Jones is one of the favorites to replace Hasenhuttl.

Before that first-team coach Ruben Selles, will take charge for Wednesday's Carabao Cup match against Sheffield Wednesday.

They will then face Liverpool at Anfield the following weekend.