Southampton have announced that their first-team players and coaching are donating their wages from last Friday to the club’s charity following a humiliating 9-0 home defeat by Leicester City.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has accepted “100 per cent responsibility” for the worst result in Southampton’s history but is unsure how the thrashing will affect his players.

Apologetic Saints boss Hasenhuttl has a major inquest on his hands after Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes ran riot on an astonishing night at St Mary’s.

Hat-tricks from Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy helped the rampant visitors equal the biggest Premier League win, while also breaking the record for the most convincing away success in the English top flight.

Southampton’s embarrassment was their heaviest defeat since the club was founded in 1885, surpassing a trio of 8-0 losses, the most recent of which came at Everton in 1971.

And now first-team players and coaches have now taken the first step by donating their wages to the club’s Saints Foundation.

A club statement released on Saturday evening read: “Southampton Football Club’s first-team players and coaching staff have announced they will be donating their wages from last Friday to Saints Foundation.

“The squad has been in at Staplewood Campus throughout the weekend, working on putting things right for the club’s supporters.

“As the first step towards that, the group has decided that they wish to donate their wages from the day of the Leicester game to Saints Foundation, in order to help the vital work that is conducted by the charity.

“Saints Foundation works with 12,000 young people and adults of all ages every year, using the power and passion of sport to transform lives.

“The players and staff are now directing all their energy and focus towards the two games in Manchester this week.”

Additional reporting by PA.

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