SAINTS boss Ralph Hasenhuttl reportedly features on Chelsea’s provisional list of potential replacements for Frank Lampard, according to the Daily Mail.

The publication claims the Austrian boss is one of a number of coaches on the list, who have primarily developed their skills in the Bundesliga.

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann is also named as another potential candidate for the role by the Mail, as are Thomas Tuchel and Ralf Rangnick.

Former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is also listed by the publication as a possible replacement – if the London side were to part ways with Lampard.

The Mail claim Hasenhuttl would not leave Saints in the middle of the season but if he continues to impress at St Mary’s, the 53-year-old would be considered if Chelsea sack Lampard in the summer.

Hasenhuttl, who signed a fresh four-year contract at Saints in June, has guided his side to a sublime start to the 2020-21 Premier League campaign.

The St Mary’s outfit are currently sixth in the top flight, with 29 points from 17 games.

He has previously been tipped as the next Manchester United manager, but poured cold water on any speculation back in November.

The Saints manager said at the time: “I am only interested in what happens here in this club at the moment. I have signed a long-term contract and this is a long-term project for me.

“The way we are improving this club at the moment – in every part of this club – it’s something that gives me so much joy every day.

“It’s so enjoyable to see the development of this club.

“I think there is something special growing here at the moment. That’s the reason why I decided to stay here for longer.”