SAINTS boss Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed he has a key say in everything that happens at the club.

Hasenhuttl recently made his first signing at St Mary’s when he landed Moussa Djenepo on a four-year deal from Standard Liege for £14 million.

And in a recent interview with German outlet Sport Bild, the Austrian explained his attention to detail when something needs to be decided.

Hasenhuttl said: "I'm involved in every decision - even if a new bus is to be bought. 

“When the crew is free, I'll take care of the scouting, phoning with possible newcomers. 

“That's what Ralf Rangnick took over as sports director in Leipzig. But that's a great next step for me. That's why I find the task so appealing. 

“You need good time management. I sometimes stumble and have to be even more structured. 

“I am more efficient and resilient. I can do more during the day. I never thought I would last, but I eat in the afternoon at 4 pm the last time, then again early at 10am. “

Having joined the club during the midst of a relegation battle last December, the Austrian guided Saints to Premier League safety with two games remaining.

However, it wasn't always as comfortable as that.

A woeful run at the end of January led to the St Mary's side looking very nervously over their shoulder, which eventually led to them dropping back into the relegation zone after a defeat to Cardiff at the beginning of February.

Despite this, Hasenhuttl managed to navigate Saints away from the drop zone with victories over Fulham, Tottenham and Brighton in the following weeks.

When asked about the difficulty of keeping them in the top-flight, Hasenhuttl responded: “That was my hardest mission so far.

“Even if you do many things new and well, you may not win a game because the league punishes mistakes brutally.

“For me, the Premier League is the strongest league in the world. It immediately captivates you. 

“The quality is brutal.

“In addition: Football is just everything here in England, and it has a higher priority than in Germany.”

Hasenhuttl pointed to two German clubs that remind him of Saints.

He added: “In the Bundesliga, I would probably compare us with Mainz or Freiburg. 

“We are limited in our possibilities, but we are taking a very sustainable and healthy path: we are a self-financing system, living from purchases and sales.”