Ralph Hasenhuttl has been linked with the vacant role at Leeds United following Jesse Marsch’s sacking but it appears he is closer to taking over at Bundesliga side Hoffenheim – according to reports from Sky Germany earlier this week.
Hasenhuttl, 57, has been out of a job since he was sacked by Southampton after four years in charge at the club, in November. It comes after 173 games in charge of the Saints – winning 59. Victor Orta is a fan of the RedBull system.
It saw Marsch join Leeds after working for both Leipzig, and Salzburg. Hasenhuttl moved to Southampton after his stint as Leipzig boss. Now, iNews say he is “admired” at Elland Road as he continues his hunt for a new job after the Saints.
But it came after reports in Germany that actually, Hasenhuttl is much more likely to take over at Hoffenheim. It comes after Hoffenheim announced the exit of Andre Breitenreiter on Monday, a couple of hours before Marsch left Leeds.
The report states that Austrian gaffer Hasenhuttl is the ‘front runner’ to take over at the German club. Leeds have been linked with a whole host of managers including Carlos Corberan, Raul, Androni Iraola and Celtic’s Ange Postecoglou.
Hasenhuttl linked with Leeds but closer to taking over at Hoffenheim
Leeds need a manager that has a faith in youth, given our young squad. A manager that has Premier League know how, perhaps, and the ability to fight off the threat of relegation. Hasenhuttl has all of that from his time at the Saints.
But, his arrival would be somewhat of a dampener. He did well at Southampton but he was constantly linked with the exit and while he did well, he rarely excelled. A move back to the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim would make more sense.