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Hasenhuttl blazing a trail for Austria

6 Dec 2018
Ralph Hasenhuttl

New Southampton manager becomes first Austrian to take charge in the Premier League

The appointment of Ralph Hasenhuttl as Southampton manager takes the number of different nationalities to have managed in the Premier League to 25.

Hasenhuttl started today at St Mary's as the 236th managerial appointment in the competition but the first Austrian to take charge of a Premier League team.

"It means a lot of pressure on me," he half-joked at his press conference of being the first Austrian. "Because if I do it badly, the gap is closed for everyone else!"

It makes Austria one of nine nations to have only had one manager in the competition after Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Israel, Jamaica, Serbia, Switzerland and Uruguay.

NationManagersNationManagers
England118Norway2
Scotland34Sweden2
Italy12USA2
Spain9Austria1
Holland8Brazil1
Wales8Chile1
France7Denmark1
N Ireland7Israel1
Ireland7Jamaica1
Portugal5Serbia1
Argentina3Switzerland1
Croatia2Uruguay1
 Germany2  

Until Hasenhuttl's appointment, Austria's connection to the Premier League had been solely through players, of which five are currently in the competition: Marko Arnautovic, Ashley Barnes, Christian FuchsSebastian Prodl and Markus Suttner.

In total, 16 Austrians have played in the Premier League.

Austrians in the PL
PlayerAppsPlayerApps
Scharner221Wimmer32
Arnautovic169Hiden26
Pogatetz116Macho22
Barnes113Bauer15
Weimann113Suttner14
Fuchs93Dragovic11
Prodl76Maierhofer9
Manninger39Mayrleb3

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