Miguel Delaney believes that Tottenham Hotspur should be going after current Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Spurs sacked Mauricio Pochettino back in November 2019 and replaced the Argentine with the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho. Since the Portuguese boss’ arrival, he has taken charge of 30 matches, winning 13, drawing 6 and losing 11 (as per Transfermarkt.co.uk).
Delaney’s comments suggest he doesn’t believe the 57-year-old is up to the task at Spurs, he told the Indy Football Podcast: “If I was Spurs, I’d be going for Hasenhuttl now, I think he should be their next choice because he’s clearly got something about him.
“I think this is something that is very important in the modern Premier League when basically the ‘big six’ is boxed off and you could argue that the top four is beginning to become boxed off with how far City and Liverpool are ahead and now how much wealth Chelsea and United have, even in comparison to Spurs and Arsenal at the moment.
“I think it’s all the more crucial that you have, at the very least, a style of play that is exciting that fans can identify with and makes people want to go and watch football and I think that’s what Hasenhuttl has.”
Would you like to see Ralph Hasenhuttl given an opportunity at Spurs?
The Austrian started his coaching career at Unterhaching back in 2004 at the age of 37. Hasenhuttl went on to eventually become the RB Leipzig manager in 2016 and after impressing in the Bundesliga, the 52-year-old arrived in the Premier League to take up the reins at Southampton.
We believe Hasenhuttl has done an impressive job at St. Mary’s given Southampton were threatened by relegation at the time of his arrival. Having guided the club to safety last season and with the Saints currently 16 points clear of the drop zone just a season on, the team have clearly progressed under his leadership.
Add to that his impressive second-place Bundesliga finish with RB Leipzig in his first season with the club and in our view, there is no reason why he doesn’t deserve a go at one of the Premier League’s more high-profile roles.