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Hasenhuttl warns Southampton: No guarantees in football

Ralph Hasenhuttl says he takes charge of Southampton offering no guarantees.

After speaking to the local media, the new Saints manager held an introductory 10-minute ­meeting with squad and staff.

He said: “They can expect it will be ­demanding.

“After Cardiff [on Saturday], we have a lot of time to work with the tactical basics, but also with their mind. We will have a lot of video sessions, and it will get ­mind-blowing for the guys.

“I want to bring them to their limits. If they like to go this way with us, they are ­invited. If someone says it is too much running or work for me, they will fall very quickly ­beside us."

Hasenhuttl seems like ­exactly the sort of character Southampton need to breathe life back into the club.

Mark Hughes' successor said: “You can expect a ­passionate kind of football, with 11 characters on the field who know exactly what they have to show the crowd.

“Even if we don't win, I am 100 per cent sure they will help us and appreciate what they have seen. I know there are no ­guarantees of winning in ­football. The only thing we have is to work on chances. If you want guarantees, buy a washing machine."

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