Southampton FC Terminates Manager Claude Puel’s Contract

Claude Puel (via Southampton Football Club)

Southampton are looking for a new manager this morning (Thursday).

Claude Puel has been sacked after one season as boss, despite finishing eighth in the Premier League and reaching the League Cup final.

In a statement, the south-coast side said:

“Southampton Football Club can today confirm that it has terminated the contract of Claude Puel with immediate effect.

“Everyone at Southampton would like to express our thanks to Claude for his hard work and commitment this year. The highlight of the season was a memorable day at Wembley in the EFL Cup Final, a day our fans will always treasure.

“We wish Claude well for the future.

“The search for a new management team is underway. We are confident that we will find the right fit in line with the long term vision of the club.”

**Updated at 11.45am (Thursday)**

According to Sky Sports, former Borussia Dortmund manager, Thomas Tuchel, has since ruled himself out of the job.