BREAKING NEWS: Puel takes charge at Southampton


Claude Puel is the new manager of Southampton, agreeing a three-year contract with the south-coast club.

Puel is appointed as the successor Ronald Koeman, who left the club to replace Roberto Martinez at the helm this month.

The 54-year-old left his previous role with Nice by mutual consent after guiding the team to a Europa League berth by finishing fourth in Ligue 1.

Puel won the French title while in charge of Monaco between 1999 and 2001, but was unable to replicate that feat during stints with Lille and Lyon.