Southampton coach Kelvin Davis has sung the praises of new boss Ralph Hasenhüttl, believing the club’s new coach to be a good fit at the club.

Hasenhüttl began his two-and-a-half year reign at St Mary’s this morning, replacing Davis who took temporary charge of the Saints against Tottenham on Tuesday night.

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Davis, who has been with Southampton since he retired in 2016, had plenty of positive things to say about the Austrian coach, who has already impressed in training.

Talking to the club’s official website, Davis said:

The lads showed that they are committed and they are good technical players who want to play with the ball on the ground.

I met with Ralph before the Spurs game and he is a guy that hits you with his stature and knowledge. He is very concise and confident and there is no doubt in the way that he wants to play football. To me, he seems a great fit for this football club.

Ultimately, a manager of his calibre joining us shows his commitment to what he believes he can achieve here.

We know the size of the Cardiff game now and I’m sure if we create the same number of chances we did tonight then that will be enough to win.