► Southampton view Hasenhuttl in the Pochettino mould
Southampton had banked on Mark Hughes succeeding at St Mary’s owing to his wealth of Premier League experience. But just one win in 14 matches this season forced the board to dismiss the former Wales striker. Appointing Hasenhuttl would represent a return to the calculated gamble approach of drafting in a progressive foreign coach yet to test their methods in the Premier League. This worked wonders with Mauricio Pochettino, now soaring with Tottenham, while the blueprint failed with another former boss, Mauricio Pellegrino.