Southampton’s season on the pitch has been nothing short of disastrous, but off it, things have been just as bad, and the departure of Danny Rohl has been one of the key departures.
Daily Mail are reporting Southampton players believe the sudden departure of assistant manager Danny Rohl has been a key factor in the club’s alarming slide into the relegation zone. #SaintsFC pic.twitter.com/1ZhsTDS1mn
— Southampton Page (@SouthamptonPage) October 28, 2019
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s former assistant manager left the club in late July to take up a coaching role at Bayern Munich as reported by The Southern Daily Echo, however, according to The Daily Mail, Southampton players are struggling to adapt without Rohl at the club, with the ex-Saints coach the man behind most of the Saints training sessions as well as game plans.
And it isn’t only the players who believe that there is a clear correlation between Rohl leaving and results dropping off, with many supporters on social media also behind the theory that the departure of the former Southampton assistant manager has worsened the club this season and is a reason as to why Hasenhuttl’s side have underperformed this campaign.
Here’s what some Southampton fans had to say about The Daily Mail’s claims of players linking Rohl’s departure with the club’s poor form in recent weeks…
We’re definitely missing him. He helped with team selection which Ralph has been getting wrong.
— Ciaran Winstanley (@CiaranWinstanl1) October 28, 2019
His job was to study opposition and we do look unprepared every game.
— Raul Vaid (@rvaid3) October 28, 2019
Exactly that’s what we all think. That & the fact that every player has simultaneously gone on strike.
— TIm Grigg (@grigg_group) October 29, 2019
I thought this would have an affect when he left
— Marc Summers (@MarcSummers88) October 29, 2019
The sudden departure of Rohl has seemingly had a big effect on Southampton for all the wrong reasons…
Definitely alarming. We have to get in a new assistant manager, someone with analytical skills, Kelvin Davis won’t cut it. Question is who. And what do we do in the mean time?
— Armond (@ArmondDeBeste) October 29, 2019
Then Ralph has be clueless in transitioning without him.
— Rob (@hirobmay) October 29, 2019
If he’s that beneficial then the club need to put a package together which he cannot say no to. Clearly it’s not about money for him, but a private jet home on the regular, move his family here etc. If he’s make that much difference then do it!!
— Mart (@MartFergie) October 29, 2019
Been saying that for ages.
— Kate Cunio (@cunio_kate) October 29, 2019