Ralph Hasenhuttl was left in no doubt about the size of the task he faces at Southampton after seeing his new club lose 1-0 at Cardiff on Saturday.
The Saints slipped 5 points behind the Welsh club after Neil Warnock’s side claimed their third win in five league games.
Mark Hughes was sacked as Southampton manager last week after guiding them to just one win in 14 matches in the league this season and they have since lost twice, having been beaten by Tottenham at Wembley in midweek.
The bookmakers clearly believe Hasenhuttl can guide the Saints away from danger as they are a best price of 5/2* with Bet365 in the Premier League relegation betting, with four clubs available at shorter prices.
Huddersfield, who lost to a late Lucas Torreira goal on Saturday, are the market leaders at 8/15 with Bet365, BetVictor and Paddy Power. Burnley moved out of the bottom three with their 1-0 win over Brighton, but they are no bigger than 8/13* with Coral. Fulham are 5/6* with William Hill after losing again at Manchester United and Cardiff are out to 10/11* with Paddy Power.
|*All odds quoted are subject to change|