Hasenhuttl excited about Leipzig potential

Newly-appointed RasenBallsport Leipzig head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl believes the club has the potential to become one of the top clubs in Germany.

The story of Leipzig is a fairly remarkable one. Founded in 2009, they set themselves the aim of getting to the Bundesliga in eight years. Now, just seven years later, they have already achieved their goal and are looking to Hasenhuttl to continue their short, but impressive tradition of success.

The 48-year-old appears, on paper, to be the perfect appointment for Die Bullen's project as he has a proud history of taking teams beyond what is expected of them.

The Austrian guided VfR Aalen to the Bundesliga 2 against all odds before joining Inglostadt in late 2013 and helped them avoid relegation from Germany's second tier.

By the end of the 2014/15 season he had them promoted to the Bundesliga and, despite being heavily tipped for relegation last season, he defied all of his critics once again by leading them to 11th place and is looking forward to this new chapter in his career.

"At some point or other, every coach wants to take the next step," Hasenhüttl told kicker.

"One day I want to be playing for titles and even compete in the Champions League. Not many teams in Germany have the chance to challenge at the top and perhaps win the Cup. The potential here is huge."