Southampton are near hiring Claude Puel his or her new boss, the ​Daily Mail report.

However, perhaps the Frenchman’s finest achievement was steering Nice to some 4th-placed finish this year. 

Victor Wanyama has completed a change to Tottenham Hotspur whilst Sadio Mane continues to be heavily associated with Manchester U . s . and Liverpool, plus Virgil van Dijk is attracting interest.

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The highly-revered coach fought against off competition from Roberto Martinez, Manuel Pellegrini and Frank de Boer to land the task.

They are bracing themselves for an additional summer time full of turmoil and it’ll depend on Puel to convince the club’s star gamers to stay. 

Southampton happen to be with no manager because it was revealed earlier within the month that Ronald Koeman had leaped ship and became a member of Everton.

The 54-year-old assisted Monaco lift the Ligue 1 title in 2000 and that he also loved a greatly effective six-year spell with Lyon, famously guiding them in to the Champions League semi-finals in 2010.

That has not avoided Southampton from making their very own strides within the transfer market though as they completed the capture of Nathan Redmond from Norwich City over the past weekend. 

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The Dutchman continues to be given the job of firing them in to the top-four and also the Toffees’ millionaire owner Farhad Moshiri has guaranteed him £100m to splurge on new gamers.

Puel, who briefly labored under Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger at Monaco, has spent nearly all his coaching career in France but he’s been tempted by the possibilities of battling it within the Premier League. 

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