Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has signed a new four-year contract, the Premier League club have announced.

The 52-year-old succeeded Mark Hughes at the St Mary's helm in December 2018 following an eye-catching stint at RB Leipzig.

Hasenhuttl has established himself as a popular figure on the south coast and impressively steered the ship back on course after October's record-breaking 9-0 home loss to Leicester.

The Austrian has agreed a new deal keeping him at Saints until 2024, with the club sitting 14th in the table ahead of the Premier League's resumption later this month.

Hasenhuttl's men have a seven-point cushion above the relegation zone with nine matches remaining.

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Hasenhuttl said: "This, for me, was a simple decision. Simple because of the relationship that I have built with the club, the players and the fans, and also because of the relationship they have built with me too.

"I said when I arrived at the club that we were at the beginning of a long journey, and also a journey that would bring emotion and hopefully enjoyment. We have already had some moments where we could celebrate together, and some that have been emotional and also challenging.

"The way we have handled this together as a group of people has been incredible for me, and I believe we now have strong foundations here that can allow us to take the next steps in our progress as a team.

"For me, this is an important step in the journey. My players, our staff, and of course the supporters must understand my commitment to this club and to what we are trying to build together.

"We value the same philosophies, and this is a big part of why I want to stay here, and I hope we can share in some very successful moments moving forward."