Ralph Hasenhüttl sets hare running on Southampton's escape bid | football

Ralph Hasenhüttl sets hare running on Southampton's escape bid | football

Ralph Hasenhüttl wanted to break it down for the benefit of his new friend and Jürgen Klopp. The Southampton manager, Klopp offered a few pronunciation pointers. "Hare is the rabbit," the Liverpool manager said. "Huttl means nothing."

This is an open goal for Hasenhüttl and he banged it in with relish. "Jürgen's German is not very good now – maybe his English is better," he said. "I was laughing about his explanation of my name. He knows what rabbits means but Huttl means a small hat. So it's a little hat for the rabbits. "

Ralph Rabbithutch has come to the end of the German Leagues, from Unterhaching and Aalen to Ingolstadt and RB Leipzig – Alpen Kloppen; Klopp from the Alps.

Hasenhüttl was born two months after Klopp in 1967 and the pair undertook her Uefa pro license together in Cologne. Like Klopp Hasenhüttl has built his coaching style on pressing, pace, hard running and what he calls automatism – in other words, drilling good decision-making into his players.

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