Southampton terminates Claude Puel’s Contract


Southampton has relieved Claude Puel from his role as the club’s manager after just a season in charge of the club.

Claude Puel was previously in charge of Lyon before taking up the role in Southampton and led the club to the final of the EFL Cup and eight positions in the league last season.

But this was not enough to secure his job as the club has decided to terminate his contract with immediate effect.

The club revealed their decision to let go of the French coach in a statement which reads.

“Southampton FC has relieved Claude Puel of his role at the club and the decision is effective immediately.”

“We appreciate Claude Puel for his incredible commitment and hard work at the club all through the year. The best part of the season was the amazing day that we shared with fans at Wembley in the final of the EFL Cup, which our fans will cherish for life.

“We wish him all the best in his future endeavour and he will always be in your hearts.”

“We have begun our search for a new manager. We are sure we will get the right personnel for the job as we look towards building a long-term future for the club.”

A Tale Of Three Managers In Three Years

Claude signed a 3-year contract last season, which made him the fourth manager in Southampton in the last 3 years. He replaced Ronald Koeman, who was at the club for 2 years before moving to Everton.

Ronald Koeman’s predecessor Mauricio Pochettino has gone to achieve relative success at Tottenham as the club will be participating in the UEFA Champions League after finishing in second place in the English Premier League in the 2016/2017 season.