Puel arrived at St. Mary’s less than a year ago after an impressive stint in charge of Nice in Ligue 1, and managed to guide the Saints to the EFL Cup final – where they lost narrowly to Manchester United – and an eighth-place finish in the Premier League.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) June 14, 2017
On top of that, he managed to pull it off without Jose Fonte and Virgil van Dijk from January after one left for West Ham and the other suffered ligament damage in his foot.
What more do the powers that be at Southampton really expect? When you consider that Man Utd finished 6th- where do Southampton’s hierarchy reckon they should’ve finished?
Puel did a good job. Seems harsh https://t.co/F1PlND3V5u
— Andrew Dowdeswell (@a_dowdeswell) June 14, 2017
Why on earth has Claude Puel been sacked? He did better than most people would have expected last season.
— James. ? (@archivesofjames) June 14, 2017
Shame about Puel. Think anyone would struggle to motivate a team after EFL Cup Final was done. Season was dead by then.
— Ben Hooke (@benhooke____) June 14, 2017
Sad news about Puel leaving, I guess if players are going to leave this is the best time for them, I wonder who will be the manager next? pic.twitter.com/sAxdWqofm4
— Adam Giles (@AdamG04) June 14, 2017
— Numbers (@IanRandlesome) June 14, 2017
Puel seems a good bloke and is a good manager. Just wasn't the right fit for us. Wish him well in the future
— Brendan Hayter (@BrezzyHayter) June 14, 2017
@SouthamptonFC sack manager Claude Puel
Very poor if you ask me
Deserved at least a chance
— Noah Abrahams (@chelseaboy_noah) June 14, 2017
Southampton sack Claude Puel.
Harsh really as they could've beaten us in the EFL Cup Final as well as finishing 8th..
— Jamie (@JamieSmart93) June 14, 2017
A League Cup Final. 8th place finish. Is it cruel on Puel? #SFC
— Simon Thomas (@SimonThomasSky) June 14, 2017
that's a bit harsh on Puel
— Ben (@Becur24) June 14, 2017
Football is such a cut throat business? puel guided Southampton to a cup final and an 8th place finish in 1st season and still gets sacked??
— Ross Draisey (@Draiz7) June 14, 2017
Spiteful by Southampton to sack Puel, 8th placed and a cup final last season after selling good players, not so long ago they were League 1
— Dom ⚒ (@iamDomOConnell6) June 14, 2017
Imagine sacking Puel after his first season in which he reached the EFL Cup Final and got 8th in the league with a mediocre team. Banter.
— Finn (@CarelessWinger) June 14, 2017
Puel sacked by Southampton. Another decision from the EPL which makes no sense.
— The Midlands Makar (@baldyspeccy) June 14, 2017
What do you think of the news? Is the sacking really as harsh as everybody is making out?