Ralph Hasenhuttl is eager to begin working with his new players on the training ground.

The Austrian was confirmed as Saints’ new boss yesterday after agreeing a two-and-a-half-year deal to replace Mark Hughes.

And Hasenhuttl is hoping to implement his philosophy on the squad as quickly as possible.

“The first target is to get out of this relegation zone,” Hasenhuttl said.

“If you know me, it is my work on training sessions and habits and if you don’t have the chance to train it is not easy to change things in the team.

“We have one session tomorrow and it’s about getting stabilised very quick and mainly the defence because I saw yesterday it was too easy to score against us.

“It is one of the top five teams with Tottenham, but I felt it was too easy and you need a good match plan.”

Hasenhuttl is renowned for setting his teams up to aggressively press the opposition.

This style of approach saw him take FC Ingolstadt from the second division in Germany into the Bundesliga.

Hasenhuttl’s success at the bottom end of the table earned him a move to RB Leipzing and he guided the club to a second-place finish and a Champions League spot.

The 51-year-old warned fans that he can’t guarantee wins every weekend, but that his players will play to their maximum ability under his command.

Hasenhuttl added: “You can expect a very passionate kind of football with 11 characters on the field who know exactly what to do, what they have to show the crowd.

“After the match even if we don’t win I am 100 per cent sure they will help us and appreciate what they have seen.

“I know there are no guarantees of winning and the only thing we have is to work on chances.

“If you want guarantees buy a washing machine. In football there are no guarantees.

“If we win they will follow us and appreciate what we do on the pitch and if this relationship works I don’t know the limits for us.”