Sport It's the end of the road for Claude Puel

19:15  19 may  2017
19:15  19 may  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Saints sound out Silva as they prepare for life without Puel

  Saints sound out Silva as they prepare for life without Puel Southampton have sounded out Hull City manager Marco Silva as they prepare to sack Claude Puel this month. According to The Independent, Puel’s days as Southampton’s manager are numbered as the club are ready to bring a new boss in for next season. There have been reports of dressing room unrest over Puel’s management of the side, with Nathan Redmond and Ryan Bertrand both thought to be displeased with his work. If Hull are relegated from the Premier League this season, it will activate a clause in Marco Silva’s contract allowing him to join the Saints for free. This would save money in compensation. Puel is thought to be expecting the sack when it comes to his performance review at the end of the season, with Southampton now sounding out potential managers to replace him. The Saints failed to progress from their Europa League group and could fall outside the top ten of the Premier League this season – with many fans upset over the style of play and tactics used by Puel. The Frenchman did, to his credit, bring the club to the final of the League Cup – in which they lost 3-2 to Manchester United.

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CLAUDE Puel has admitted that he has lots of “angry” Saints players on his hands – but says that’ s only a good thing! Such was the level of the Frenchman’ s rotation policy that it wasn’t until the EFL Cup final at the end of last month that Puel named an identical side in consecutive games.

Claude Puel arrived last summer after the departure of Ronald Koeman and there was a lot of opinions on how the Frenchman would get on in his first season in England.

The first half of the season was a slow start as the team was adjusting to a new formation and new players were bedding in with the current players, which would always be a tough thing for any team, along with adjusting to a new formation. The season went on and in December we lost Charlie Austin to a dislocated shoulder injury in our last Europa League group stage game against Hapoel Be’er Sheva, which saw us get knocked out of the Europa League.

Southampton announced Austin would miss “three or four months” of the season, which set panic in the Southampton fans because he was the only one who was scoring at the time and that left fans worried. Puel rotated between Shane Long and Jay Rodriguez for the rest of the month as the transfer market was closed and we had to wait until the January transfer window to buy a goalscoring replacement.

Saints sound out Silva as they prepare for life without Puel

  Saints sound out Silva as they prepare for life without Puel Southampton have sounded out Hull City manager Marco Silva as they prepare to sack Claude Puel this month. According to The Independent, Puel’s days as Southampton’s manager are numbered as the club are ready to bring a new boss in for next season. There have been reports of dressing room unrest over Puel’s management of the side, with Nathan Redmond and Ryan Bertrand both thought to be displeased with his work. If Hull are relegated from the Premier League this season, it will activate a clause in Marco Silva’s contract allowing him to join the Saints for free. This would save money in compensation. Puel is thought to be expecting the sack when it comes to his performance review at the end of the season, with Southampton now sounding out potential managers to replace him. The Saints failed to progress from their Europa League group and could fall outside the top ten of the Premier League this season – with many fans upset over the style of play and tactics used by Puel. The Frenchman did, to his credit, bring the club to the final of the League Cup – in which they lost 3-2 to Manchester United.

Claude Puel Manager / Head Coach of Southampton Football Club. “ It will be important to take points at West Brom, or one point minimum for our ambitions for the end of the season,” said Puel , who is keen for Saints to build on Wednesday’ s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.

Saints live. Puel : It ' s not about revenge. Claude Puel says revenge is not on his mind as Southampton prepare to face Manchester United for the first time since the EFL Cup final.

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January arrived and fans were still wanting goals and a forward was in the sights of the board during the month which saw us linked to a host of forwards, and then we fixed our eyes on Manolo Gabbiadini. The talks took most of the month as the Napoli chairman was fighting for a good deal, afraid that Manolo would “explode” in the Premier League and after talks had concluded, we eventually saw him join the club on the deadline day. However, the fans were waiting for the news on him while seeing Southampton lose to Swansea during the same night.

We also lost Virgil van Dijk and Jose Fonte to injury and sale respectively, which was a massive blow as we didnt replace the latter, who joined West Ham after handing in a transfer request to the club. We did, however, bring in former Juventus defender Martin Caceres on a short-term deal until the end of the season to bolster the ranks as we were left with Maya Yoshida and Jack Stephens to cover while Florin Gardos was still coming back from a long-term injury.

Saints sound out Silva as they prepare for life without Puel

  Saints sound out Silva as they prepare for life without Puel Southampton have sounded out Hull City manager Marco Silva as they prepare to sack Claude Puel this month. According to The Independent, Puel’s days as Southampton’s manager are numbered as the club are ready to bring a new boss in for next season. There have been reports of dressing room unrest over Puel’s management of the side, with Nathan Redmond and Ryan Bertrand both thought to be displeased with his work. If Hull are relegated from the Premier League this season, it will activate a clause in Marco Silva’s contract allowing him to join the Saints for free. This would save money in compensation. Puel is thought to be expecting the sack when it comes to his performance review at the end of the season, with Southampton now sounding out potential managers to replace him. The Saints failed to progress from their Europa League group and could fall outside the top ten of the Premier League this season – with many fans upset over the style of play and tactics used by Puel. The Frenchman did, to his credit, bring the club to the final of the League Cup – in which they lost 3-2 to Manchester United.

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Claude Puel wants to see his Southampton players make the most of their final four Premier League fixtures. “ It ' s a difficult schedule, but I think interesting at the end of the season. On The Road : Middlesbrough Opposition View: Middlesbrough. Saints Live.

To lose three players over a season like that is tough but for me injuries are part and parcel of football and should not be offered as a reason why Claude Puel should remain at Southampton next season. Most of the newspapers are stating that Claude Puel will be given his marching orders next week as he discusses the season with Les Reed, where they will talk about the whole season from the Europa League to the EFL Cup.

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The notion from outside of the club is that sacking Claude Puel is “wrong” or “unfair”. From the outside you see why, but if you see the reactions of the fans who go week in, week out, they are not happy with his style and frankly would like to see him move on in the summer.

Some of the players have reportedly been unhappy with Puel’s style and his amount of changes has apparently caused anger amongst key players, which could prove to nail another blow towards Puel, who is fighting for his job. Even comments from Ralph Krueger refusing to confirm that Claude Puel will be manager next season is another blow for the manager.

Claude Puel turns down offer to become Saint-Etienne boss

  Claude Puel turns down offer to become Saint-Etienne boss Southampton are used to having their managers stripped away from them having seen Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman leave the club in recent seasons, but feelings towards Claude Puel are certainly mixed to say the least. After last season’s impressive sixth place finish, many aren’t content with Puel’s mediocre Premier League campaign which sees the Saints vying for position in mid-table. While reaching the EFL Cup final was impressive, it’s fair to say Puel has failed to live up to expectations. The Frenchman’s position as Southampton manager remains very much up in the air as the 2016/17 season enters its final week and Puel is not short of options. Twitter: Southampton boss Claude Puel has rejected an offer from St Étienne, according to France Bleu https://t.co/9iYI9Guoay (@GFFN) France Bleu (h/t GFFN) say that Ligue 1 outfit Saint-Etienne approached Puel about becoming their new manager but the Saints boss has turned down the chance to return to French football.

Currently you are on the road to develop ulcers through worrying too much. It has been something that has been criticized since the minute Claude Puel walked through the door. At the end of the day, this will be a lose-lose situation. If Puel stays and does not have the fans behind him, it could

Claude Puel is a great believer in the short passing game. Southampton play only 13.0% of their It ' s clear to see the players do not respect him. We will go on a losing run till the end of the season, he'll George name another instance when a middle of the road club won the league in the last ten years.

I sense a change is coming and will leave a split between the fans whatever way the board decide to go next week. If Puel does leave next week, then Les Reed has to get the decision spot on this time because the heat is firmly on his shoulders to get the right man for the job.

This time next week Claude Puel could have left Southampton which, for me, would be the best decision. I would say thank you for Wembley and bringing through young players this season, but it is end of the road for you.

Whatever happens, we march on.

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Could Saint-Etienne help Les Reed by taking Claude Puel? .
We have reached the end of the season and we still have Claude Puel at the helm, despite reports claiming he would be dismissed at an end of the season review held by Les Reed and Ross Wilson. However, reports in France recently claim Claude Puel is in a two-horse race with Claudio Ranieri for the Saint-Etienne job, with a decision due on the 5th of June. This could see Claude Puel make a swift return to France this summer. Twitter: Mercato : Les dirigeants stéphanois ont rencontré Claude #Puel, Claudio #Ranieri… Décision ne sera pas prise avant 5 juin. (@LatourBertrand) Les Reed would see this a good thing for him as if he was to sack him, as has been widely suggested, he would owe Puel a pay-off as he still has two years left on his contract. However, with Saint-Etienne seeking to employ him, the French side would have to give us money in compensation to secure his services to become their new manager. If Saint-Etienne are to take Claude Puel off our hands, the deal could be great for all parties as rumours have often suggested that Puel’s wife is unsettled in Southampton and is struggling to adjust to the English way of life. So, speculatively speaking, this would be an easy move for her to accept as she could move swiftly back to home. Les Reed could get money for Claude’s services rather than paying him off as he still has a two-year contract. But the flip-side is Claude Puel could reject the chance to return to France or miss out to Claudio Ranieri, which would leave Les Reed back to square one and leave him with the decision to either sack him or even keep him in charge for another season. So many questions have been left unanswered as we head towards June but with a decision from Saint-Etienne due, we could soon know where the future lies for Puel and how this could impact Les Reed. Whatever happens, We March On.

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