SAINTS: Hasenhüttl interviewed for Arsenal programme

By SFC Media time Sat 15 Dec Saints v Arsenal
Photo by Matt Watson | Ralph Hasenhüttl

Ralph Hasenhüttl is the cover star for Sunday’s matchday programme, as the new Southampton manager takes charge of his first home match against Arsenal.

The Christmas-themed publication includes an eight-page feature interview with the Austrian, who discusses his footballing philosophy and what he hopes to achieve in the job.

Elsewhere, Oriol Romeu speaks about his return to the starting line-up in last week’s trip to Cardiff, and gives a player’s perspective on life under Hasenhüttl so far.

Youngster Seamas Keogh is the latest Academy starlet to tackle our 20-question feature, while we go back in time with Calum Chambers, who has connections to both clubs, to revisit his earliest ambitions as an aspiring youngster at Staplewood.

Our history section continues to provide a welcome dose of nostalgia, including Hasenhüttl’s predecessors in the Saints hot seat and some fondly-remembered Norwegians who have donned the red and white stripes. 

CARDIFF, WALES - DECEMBER 08: Ralph Hasenhüttl of Southampton during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Southampton FC at Cardiff City Stadium on December 8, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
New Saints boss Ralph Hasenhüttl shares his first impressions in the matchday programme

There are eight pages of quizzes and games to entertain supporters young and old, as we test your knowledge of the club you love. Just don’t forget a pen to fill in the answers!

There is the traditional coverage of visitors Arsenal, including tactical insight from Bleacher Report’s Sam Tighe.

Hasenhüttl opens the magazine with his first manager’s notes, while Saints legend Franny Benali has the final word with his thoughts on the appointment.

Pick up your matchday programme from one of the numerous sellers outside St Mary’s and inside the stadium concourse, with 84 pages of original features up for grabs for just £4.

Every issue is also available to buy online, including any you might miss over the course of the season, while there is also the option of a year-long subscription for a discounted price.

This season’s website for online sales is


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