New Southampton boss Ralph Hassenhuttl has revealed that he wants to get his name known in the Premier League, as he takes over as Saints boss.
Mark Hughes was sacked earlier this week after a 2-2 draw with Manchester United.
Hassenhuttl was quickly appointed as his replacement, with the former RB Leipizig being hired on Wednesday.
Speaking for the first time since getting the job, the Austrian boss said, via the Daily Mail.
It’s a big challenge, but also the logical next step in my career. My goal is to get my name known here in the Premier League.
When I left Leipzig I was thinking about my next step, and I want to stand in front of a new team, new language, to get developed personally and in my view of football. That’s why I made the decision to come to Southampton.
I want to put my footsteps in the snow here. It’s a bit back to the roots for me. Last year I had a fantastic Champions League team, we were on a very high technical level. The step is not the easiest one, but I never want it easy in my life. I always challenge myself. I’m looking forward, not afraid of anything.
The Austrian manager has had a lot of experience in Germany, and has secured promotion from the 2.Bundesliga on multiple occasions.
His recent spell with RB Leipzig saw the German side challenge Bayern Munich for the title, before a disappointing spell last season.
However, Hasenhuttl has taken a grounded approach with Southampton, who a firmly in a relegation dogfight.
The first target is to get out of relegation zone. The near future has to be move as quickly as we can out of the zone.
We have a lot of games and my football is all about training sessions, working on habits. If you have the chance to do so, it’s okay, but if you don’t it’s not so easy.
The Austrian’s first game in charge will be a tough one against fellow strugglers Cardiff City this weekend.