Ralph Hasenhüttl

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Ralph Hasenhüttl
Ralph Hasenhüttl (2016) .jpg
Ralph Hasenhüttl (2016)
birthday August 9, 1967
place of birth GrazAustria
size 191 cm
position striker
Years station Games (goals) 1
1985-1989 Graz AK 65 (20)
1989-1994 FK Austria Vienna 146 (45)
1994-1996 SV Austria Salzburg 53 (13)
1996-1997 KV Mechelen 27 0(8)
1997-1998 Lierse SK 22 0(4)
1998-2000 1. FC Cologne 41 0(3)
2000-2002 SpVgg Greuther Fürth 52 (13)
2002-2004 FC Bayern Munich amateurs 57 (14)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1988 Austria OT 2 0(0)
1988-1994 Austria 8 0(3)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
2004-2005 SpVgg Unterhaching (A2 Juniors)
2007 SpVgg Unterhaching (Interim)
2007 SpVgg Unterhaching (Co-Trainer)
2007-2010 SpVgg Unterhaching
2011-2013 VfR Aalen
2013-2016 FC Ingolstadt 04
2016-2018 RB Leipzig
2018– Southampton FC
1 Only league games are given.

Ralph Hasenhüttl (born August 9, 1967 in Graz ) is an Austrian football coach and former player. During his active career, the 1.91 m tall striker played eight games for the Austrian national team . Since December 6, 2018 he has been head coach of the Premier League clubs frequently Southampton FC .

Player career

In the club

Ralph Hasenhüttl began his professional football career in 1985 with the Grazer AK . In 1989 he moved to FK Austria Wien , with whom he was Austrian champion three times in a row. In 1994 he was signed by SV Austria Salzburg . A year later he won the championship with the team.

From 1996 he worked in Belgium for two years , one year at KV Mechelen and one year at Lierse SK . For the 1998/99 season, the striker moved to the German second division club 1. FC Köln. With FC he rose to the Bundesliga in 2000. In the same year he moved to the second division club SpVgg Greuther Fürth . He stayed here for two years and scored 13 goals in 52 games.

Between 2002 and 2004 he played for the amateurs of FC Bayern Munich in the Regionalliga Süd , where he also ended his career.

National team

Hasenhüttl made his debut as a substitute for the Austrian national team on May 15, 1988 in a friendly against Hungary and scored his first international goal ten minutes after being substituted on. He played a total of eight games for the national team between 1988 and 1994, scoring three goals.

Coaching career

SpVgg Unterhaching

From 2004 to 2005 Hasenhüttl looked after the A2 juniors at SpVgg Unterhaching . After Harry Deutinger's dismissal in March 2007, he worked as a coach for the first team until Werner Lorant was signed and then worked as an assistant coach under Lorant. After his resignation, Hasenhüttl was appointed the new head coach on October 4, 2007. With the team, he finished the season in sixth place in the table. In the following season 2008/09, the team occupied fourth place in the table in the newly founded 3rd division under his leadership, just one point behind the relegation place and two points behind the promotion ranks. In the new season, the team was after 24 completed games with 31 points in tenth place in the table; Hasenhüttl was released on February 22, 2010 as head coach of the game association.

VfR Aalen

On January 2, 2011, Hasenhüttl succeeded Rainer Scharinger at third division club VfR Aalen . At this point in time, the club was in 16th place - just one point behind the relegation places. After the end of the second half of the season, Hasenhüttl also took 16th place in the table with the club; By achieving relegation, his contract term was extended by one year. For the following season, the squad was downsized with a total of 14 departures and eight newcomers and redesigned around the remaining core of the team according to his ideas; a place in the middle of the table was given as the season goal. In fact, after a rather weak start to the season at the winter break, the team reached sixth place in the table in a relatively balanced league, just one point behind the relegation rank. This trend could be continued in the second half of the season in the form of a series of eight wins in a row, so that Hasenhüttl, whose contract had already been prematurely extended by two years in November 2011, took second place in the table with the team at the end of the season and thus the direct Reached promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga .

Instead of mainly a 4-4-2 system, as in the promotion season, Hasenhüttl mainly used a 4-5-1 system with VfR in the new season, which is geared to fast switching and counter-play , with which the team successfully contested the season: They reached fifth place in the table during the winter break. Because of a few unlucky games after the winter break, Aalen was at the end of the season, still as the best promoted team, in ninth place in the table.

After two and a half years in Aalen, Hasenhüttl asked in June 2013 - after disagreements with sports director Markus Schupp and after the club had imposed an austerity course for the new season - for the early termination of his contract.

FC Ingolstadt

On October 7, 2013, Hasenhüttl was introduced as head coach of the then second division club FC Ingolstadt 04 after Marco Kurz had been fired for failure. Hasenhüttl took over the Ingolstadt team from his predecessor as bottom of the table with seven defeats in nine rounds and led the team to tenth place in the final accounts. The coach's contract was extended to 2016 by the Ingolstadt-based company. At the end of the 2014/15 season, Hasenhüttl rose to the Bundesliga for the first time with FC Ingolstadt and also won the championship in the 2nd Bundesliga.

In April 2016, he refused to extend his contract term beyond 2017.

RB Leipzig

From the 2016/17 season , Hasenhüttl was head coach at RB Leipzig . After 13 match days, the team he trained was unbeaten in first place. On matchday 14, RB Leipzig lost a game in the Bundesliga for the first time against Hasenhüttl's former club FC Ingolstadt. RB Leipzig reached second place in the Bundesliga at the end of the 2016/17 season. After the end of the 2017/18 season , his contract was terminated prematurely.

Southampton FC

On December 6, 2018, Hasenhüttl took over the Premier League team of FC Southampton, who were in 18th place in the table with nine points after 15 matchdays, as the successor to interim coach Kelvin Davis , who had taken over the team for a game after the dismissal of Mark Hughes . He signed a contract until June 30, 2021 and became the league's first Austrian head coach.

In October 2019, his team lost 9-0 at home to Leicester City, which was the biggest home defeat of all time for a Premier League team. During the seasonal break ordered due to the COVID-19 pandemic , Hasenhüttl's contract was extended to 2024 at the beginning of June 2020; Southampton was at this point seven points from the relegation zone.


As a player

  • Austrian champion: 1991, 1992, 1993 with Austria Vienna; 1995 with Austria Salzburg
  • Austrian Cup Winner: 1990, 1992, 1994 with Austria Wien
  • Promotion to the 1st Bundesliga: 2000 with 1. FC Köln

As a trainer

  • Promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga: 2012 with VfR Aalen
  • Promotion to the 1st Bundesliga: 2015 with FC Ingolstadt 04
  • German runner-up and thus direct qualification for the Champions League: 2017 with RB Leipzig


Hasenhüttl is married. His son Patrick, born in 1997, has been playing as a striker for SpVgg Unterhaching since July 2020 after a year with Türkgücü Munich .

Web links

Commons : Ralph Hasenhüttl  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Christoph Kristandl: Formative last year in Germany . Laola1.at , March 1, 2016, accessed November 16, 2016.
  2. Hasenhüttl is leaving VfR Aalen . schwaebische-post.de , June 1, 2013, accessed on November 16, 2016.
  3. Ralph Hasenhüttl trains the Schanzer from Monday. FC Ingolstadt, October 4, 2013, archived from the original on October 4, 2013 ; accessed on November 16, 2016 .
  4. 2nd Bundesliga: Coach Ralph Hasenhüttl extended at FC Ingolstadt . Spiegel Online , February 26, 2014, accessed November 16, 2016.
  5. Contract extension rejected: Ralph Hasenhüttl would like to leave the Schanzer . FC Ingolstadt, April 26, 2016, accessed on April 29, 2016.
  6. Ralph Hasenhüttl is the new coach for the Red Bulls . RB Leipzig, May 6, 2016, accessed on November 16, 2016.
  7. ^ Message on the website of RB Leipzig, accessed on May 16, 2018
  8. Saints appoint Hasenhüttl , southamptonfc.com, accessed on December 5, 2018 (English)
  9. Hasenhüttl signs new four-deal deal , southamptonfc.com, accessed on June 2, 2020 (English)
  10. Patrick Hasenhüttl in the database of transfermarkt.de . Retrieved August 18, 2020.