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New Southampton boss Hasenhuttl: Don't compare me with Klopp

New Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl says he's his own man.

With his attacking, high-­intensity, pressing football, Hasenhuttl has earned ­comparisons with Jurgen Klopp and the nickname “Alpen Kloppen" (Klopp from the Alps).

But he said: “I want to be my own character."

And he was keen to correct Klopp, with whom he studied for his pro licence, after the Liverpool boss claimed that only the first part of his surname meant ­something.

“His English is maybe better than his German now," ­Hasenhuttl laughed. “He knows what 'Hasen' means – rabbit – and 'Huttl' means a small hut, so it is a small hut for the rabbits."

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