In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, former footballer Carlton Palmer has made a major claim on Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.
The Austrian manager’s side have enjoyed a superb start to the 2020/21 Premier League campaign, currently sitting in fourth position in the Premier League.
The South Coast side have bounced back superbly after losing their first three games in all competitions this season, picking up excellent wins against Everton and Aston Villa, as well as a superb 3-3 draw against Chelsea.
However, Palmer still seemed to think that the 53-year-old has room for improvement with the Saints, as he told FFC:
“The boy at Southampton, I still think he’s got a lot to prove. He’s done well so far.”
The Saints showed a sign of things to come with their form in the Premier League following the restart last season, with Che Adams and Danny Ings in particular impressing, and their form this season has also been superb.
Since being appointed in December of 2018, the former RB Leipzig manager has taken charge of 78 matches at the Saints, in which he has won 31, drawn 16 and lost 31, resulting in a PPM of 1.40 (per Transfermarkt).
The Southampton board were certainly justified in their decision to keep faith in Hasenhuttl last season when things were not going the Austrian’s way as although it was for less than a day, the Saints’ win against Newcastle United recently took them top of the Premier League table for the first time in their history (per BBC Sport).
It will be interesting to see if Hasenhuttl can take Southampton to another level and keep them challenging at the top of the table, although they may struggle to keep hold of him if recent reports linking him to the Manchester United job are to be believed.