A new era at Southampton Football Club is underway, with Ralph Hasenhuttl at the helm.

The 51-year-old became the first ever Austrian to take charge of a Premier League club on Wednesday, as his appointment at St Mary’s Stadium was confirmed.

Southampton took action at this early stage of the season following their treacherous start to the new campaign. Mark Hughes was given his marching orders on Monday and within two days, a new man arrived.

Hasenhuttl has taken only one training session since his arrival but has already endeared himself to the Saints faithful following his reputation for stylish football and his well-spoken manner in his first press conference on Thursday afternoon.

It goes without saying that several players in the Southampton squad must step up if the club are to avoid the drop down to the Championship this season.

Some members of the team appear to be better suited to the new manager’s typically intense, aggressive and physically-demanding style.

So, take a look at a selection of players who could thrive under Hasenhuttl!

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