The Saints have been excellent this season and currently sit third in the table, four points off top spot.
"Lucy did a great job at Lyon, congratulations to her and we are proud she is here," he said.
"The better players - men and women - we have, the more success. Big congratulations to her.
“Southampton have an exceptional manager. I know him a little bit from my time in Germany. He was at many clubs, Leipzig played in a specific style.
“He has experience at the back and one of the best midfielders in the Premier League, [Oriol] Romeu. They have James Ward-Prowse, incredible player in set pieces.
“So no surprise in their success. Southampton for many, many years have been working well - so no surprise.
"But it is a challenge and we will see what happens."
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