English Premier League side Southampton has handed their manager Ralph Hasenhuttl a new four-year contract to keep him at the club until 2024.
Reports from Sky Sports indicates that the official confirmation is expected later on Tuesday with the 52-year-old having been in charge of Saints for two-and-a-half years.
The Australian succeeded Mark Hughes at St Mary's in December 2018 and has been a popular figure at the Saints this after turning their season around at a time when many had bookmarked them for relegation.
He has suffered his fair share of setbacks too at the club with his heaviest defeat coming in October where they lost 9-0 to a rampant Leicester City side.
He later revealed that a text from former United Boss Sir Alex Ferguson after the defeat gave him a lift: "I received an SMS from Alex Ferguson (after the 9-0)-I didn't know him. If I had never lost 9-0 I would have never had contact with him. That was the positive thing from the result. It really helped me. It gave me a lift as I was down and was looking for something to hold onto.”
He has coached in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig before and his ability to give youthful players a chance is said to be one reason why the Saints decided to extend his stay at St. Mary’s.
Southampton sits in 14th place ahead of the Premier League's resumption later this month.