Michael Obafemi To Play Under Hasenhuttl


Southampton’s Nigerian-born youngster, Michael Obafemi is set to have former RB Leipzig of Germany coach, Ralph Hasenhuttl as his next boss at the English Premier League club.

Footballlive.ng gathered that this is sequel to reports that Hasenhuttl has agreed terms on a three-year contract until 2021 to take over as Southampton boss.

Pending the conclusion of finer details on a deal, the Austrian intends to be at Wembley tomorrow night to watch The Saints’ English Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur.
The Saints have won just one of their last 12 games in all competitions; a penalty victory over Everton in the League Cup back in October.

Mark Hughes, appointed in March, managed to keep his former club up last season and was rewarded with a three-year deal in the summer along with coaches Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki.

Hughes’ side were 2-0 up against Manchester United over the weekend, before surrendering their advantage and finishing with a 2-2 draw. The draw lifted the south coast side to 18th in the table, now a point above basement side Fulham.

After spells in charge of Unterhaching, Aalen and Ingolstadt, Austrian Hasenhuttl has been without a job since ending his impressive spell at Red Bull Leipzig in the summer.

While Saints work to bring in Hasenhuttl, first-team assistant coach, Kelvin Davis will take charge of the team for Wednesday’s Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

Obafemi’s club stated: “Southampton Football Club can today confirm it has parted company with First Team Manager Mark Hughes.

“Assistant First Team Manager Mark Bowen and Assistant First Team Coach Eddie Niedzwiecki have also left the club.

“We would like to express our thanks to Mark and his staff for all of their efforts during their time at St Mary’s. The search for a new manager to take the club forward is already under way.”


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