Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl will not be present for tonight's Premier League clash with West Ham United as a member of his household has tested positive for Covid-19.

The Austrian is currently self-isolating so will not be in the dugout at St Mary’s Stadium.

The news comes as the Premier League confirmed its highest number of positive Coivd-19 cases in a single round of testing with 18 individuals having the virus from the 1,479 players and club staff tested between 21-27 December.

David Moyes, Hasenhüttl’s opposite number tonight, had to manage his side remotely earlier in the season after testing positive for the virus.

"Southampton Football Club can confirm that Ralph Hasenhüttl will not be in the dugout for this evening’s game against West Ham United at St Mary’s Stadium," a statement from the club read.

"A member of Ralph’s household tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday (28 December), and in keeping with the club’s usual protocols and government guidance, Ralph is currently self-isolating whilst we assess the situation further."