Southampton have named ex-RB Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhuttl as their new boss on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

The Saints sacked Mark Hughes on Monday, eight months after taking charge, with the club 18th in the Premier League table.

Austrian Hasenhuttl, 51, has been out of work since leaving Leipzig in May, ending a two-year spell at the club.

“As soon as we met, Ralph’s enthusiasm for football was contagious,” said Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger.

“His hunger to take on a new and challenging job in the Premier League was evident. In our discussions, he quickly aligned himself with the values and the vision of the club.”

More to follow.