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RALPH Hasenhuttl recalled a brief period he spent training under Glenn Hoddle at Chelsea, admitting: “It’s absolutely understandable that he didn’t sign me!”

Hasenhuttl is set to take Saints to Stamford Bridge tomorrow (3pm), having proven his qualities to become a Premier League manager.

But it was not quite the same story as a player, when the Austrian international striker attempted to impress at Hoddle’s Blues during the 1990s.

Asked if he was upset that Hoddle did not offer him a contract, Hasenhuttl replied: “Does he remember this!? That I was there once?

“Oh my God. I don’t know, I was not such a big number to be honest.

“So it’s absolutely understandable that he didn’t sign me, to be honest!

“For the qualities I had, I don’t know!

“I would really like to have played in the Premier League, definitely.

“And if he had told me at that time that I will return one time as a manager in a Premier League club, I would think he was a little bit crazy.

“So I did it and this is fantastic because I always loved English football and to be here as a manager I can definitely accept that I wasn’t good enough as a player!

“It’s even better that I’m good enough as a manager to be here.”

Hasenhuttl is unbeaten at Stamford Bridge as a manager at Saints, registering one win and two draws so far.

Ralph Hasenhuttl

Ralph Hasenhuttl is set to take Saints to Stamford Bridge tomorrow (3pm), having proven his qualities to become a Premier League manager. But it was not quite the same story as a player, when the Austrian international striker attempted to impress at Hoddle’s Blues during the 1990s. Asked if he was upset that Hoddle did not offer him a contract, Ralph Hasenhuttl recalled a brief period he spent training under Glenn Hoddle at Chelsea,

Ralph Hasenhuttl said “It’s absolutely understandable that he didn’t sign me! Does he remember this!? That I was there once? Oh my God. I don’t know, I was not such a big number to be honest. So it’s absolutely understandable that he didn’t sign me, to be honest! For the qualities I had, I don’t know! I would really like to have played in the Premier League, definitely. And if he had told me at that time that I will return one time as a manager in a Premier League club, I would think he was a little bit crazy. So I did it and this is fantastic because I always loved English football and to be here as a manager I can definitely accept that I wasn’t good enough as a player! It’s even better that I’m good enough as a manager to be here.”

Hasenhuttl is unbeaten at Stamford Bridge as a manager at Saints, registering one win and two draws so far.

 

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