Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has sported a few different outfits and pieces of clothing in his time as boss at St Mary’s.
The Austrian’s most recognisable look is a full tracksuit with matching baseball cap, whilst he has also sported a suit or waistcoat on occasion when arriving to games. Gilets have also appeared on the sidelines at times.
Now he looks to have shown the world his latest touchline garments during Saints’ pre-season friendly against Fulham last Saturday.
Via Saints’ official Twitter account, we can see that he chose to wear a casual white shirt and checked trousers, with some fans asking if he had come straight from the golf course.
Hasenhuttl’s style set on and off the pitch whilst at Southampton
Although a lot of the conversation around Hasenhuttl’s clothing is of the jokey kind, he is a man who is, more often than not, set in his ways. For some people this may be a bad thing, but Hasenhuttl’s preferred style of football looks to suit Saints at the moment.
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High-pressing is key to what he wants his teams to do and it has produced some excellent results and some not so good ones since his arrival in December 2018.
This summer is a crucial time for transfers and training at St Mary’s. Hasenhuttl and his staff will be pursuing deals for players who can come in and play the pressing style to optimum levels, whilst some different shapes will be worked on Staplewood sessions to ensure the team have all the tools they need for success.
Hasenhuttl himself commented on the potential of different formations in May’s Fans’ Forum and said that, whilst he was convinced by a 4-2-2-2 when his team are defending, things may be switched up when attacking – potentially to provide more movement and more questions for the opposition.
Saints fans may see their manager keeping true to his clothing choices on the touchline and the intensity that his players press with, but he looks willing to change other elements to give his team the best possible chance in matches.