SOUTHAMPTON remains committed to the long-term project under Ralph Hasenhüttl – and does not intend to “make a Chelsea” by dismissing the manager.
Saints managing director Martin Semmens supports the Austrian in improving the club’s poor form after starting the league without a win after seven games.
Despite the lack of victories, the Supremo sees green impulses in performance and sees Hasenhüttl’s methods as being bought in.
Semmens told the podcast of the fan show Total Saints: “We have a strategy in place.
“We won’t win anything if we are Chelsea, change our manager, change our players every year.
“We won’t be successful like that.
“We have a plan in place. We judge ourselves by this plan.
“There is no one who is happy at this point in time without winning a game.
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“Do we have 24, 25 or 26 players working hard and buying into the system, buying into Ralph, buying into the club and running, working hard for the fans? Right now I think we are.”
“The players bought into this model. That responsibility is the key trigger and when Ralph gets this he will always get results for us.
“We are comfortable with the way we play, but we would like to see more points on the board.”
Semmens hinted that when the transfer reopened, the club would be ready to spend if necessary, with English stopper Sam Johnstone being admired.
The CEO added, “January is an opportunity and we have always taken an important step towards strengthening. Something like that can be expected. “
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