Ralph Hasenhüttl was handed his first coaching opportunity in 2004 when he took over the youth team at German lower division club, Unterhaching. He also served the club as caretaker manager in 2007, before becoming assistant coach and subsequently head coach.
He was appointed coach of German third division side Aalen in January 2011. He saved the club from the drop and under his stewardship Aalen finished as runners up the following season and earned promotion to the German second division.
Appointed as coach of Ingostadt in 2013, Hasenhüttl took the club to the German top flight for the first time by finishing as champions
of the second division. He also managed the club for a season in the Bundesliga, before joining newly promoted RB Leipzig.
Under Hasenhüttl, Leipzig proved a revelation in the Bundesliga, breaking the record for the longest undefeated streak of a promoted team. That season the club finished as runners-up to Bayern Munich and the following campaign he led Leipzig into the Champions League and reached the Europa League quarter-finals.
He took over as manager of Southampton in December 2018. In doing so, he became the first Austrian to manage in the Premier League.