Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has addressed recent speculation that he could be in line to succeed current Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Hasenhuttl, 53, took charge of Southampton in December 2018 and despite getting off to a rough start after suffering a shocking 9-0 defeat to Leicester City, the highly-rated Austrian has gone on to work wonders.
Hasenhuttl’s South Coast side have already won five and drawn two of their first nine Premier League matches of the new 2020-21 season and are currently preparing to face-off against Solskjaer’s in-form Reds.
United are on a decent run having beaten the likes of Everton (4-1), West Brom (1-0) and most recently Istanbul (4-1) and Hasenhuttl knows his side will need to be on top form if they’re to take anything away from tomorrow’s match.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow afternoon’s exciting clash, the Saints’ manager has addressed recent speculation that he could be a possible candidate to take over from Solskjaer in the Old Trafford dug out.
“It is not something that I listen to. I don’t have social media and I don’t read the news,” the 53-year-old said, as quoted by Manchester Evening News. “Sometimes I find myself sometimes listening to the radio when they speak about football, it’s interesting to hear them talking about it and analysing our game.
“I am much more interested in what is happening at our club, here at the moment.
“I have signed a new contract. This is a long-term project for me and the way that we improving this club is something that gives me so much joy every day, it is so enjoyable.
“There is something special growing here at the moment and this is the reason why I decided to stay here for longer.”
United and Southampton are scheduled to kick-off at St Marys on Sunday at 2pm UK time.