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Exclusive: Palmer says Southampton will be happy with Hasenhuttl amid future claim

Those in charge at Southampton will be pleased with the job Ralph Hasenhuttl is doing, claims former midfielder Carlton Palmer.

After a promising start to the season, which saw Southampton even go top of the table at one stage, the Saints really fell off in the second half of the campaign before finishing in 15th place.

Hasenhuttl looks set to continue in the St. Mary’s dugout, however, with talkSPORT’s Alex Crook (via This Is Futbol) recently claiming that the Austrian’s job is “very safe”.

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And looking at the context of Southampton’s season, Palmer can understand why that is the case. Speaking on the matter, the former Saints player told FFC:

“I think they’re [the board] happy for them to be in the Premier League. I think they’ll be happy for them to be around, you know, halfway, just below halfway.

“He [Hasenhuttl] created the problem of the expectations because they were doing so well, at the top of the league, and people get carried away. So, for sure, I don’t see any reason why he should be leaving Southampton.”

Hasenhuttl did manage to take Southampton to an FA Cup semi-final this season, while his high-pressing football, the team’s ability to get the ball quickly back from the opposition, gets fans roaring.

The Saints have never really been in any serious relegation trouble either, so it really is not hard to see why Hasenhuttl’s job is so secure right now.

Article title: Exclusive: Palmer says Southampton will be happy with Hasenhuttl amid future claim

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