Five Claude Puel replacements Southampton could appoint

According to reports in The Telegraph, Claude Puel’s future as Southampton manager has been put into doubt with the club set to review their options at the end of the season

The Frenchman was given a three-year contract last summer after replacing Ronald Koeman at St Mary’s, but it isn’t certain that he will be in charge next term with some fans unhappy at results and key players such as Virgil van Dijk and Ryan Bertrand said to be considering moves away.

Despite currently sitting ninth in the Premier League table, Puel needs a strong finish to the campaign in order to boost his chances of staying on the south coast – especially after picking up just one point from his previous three top flight matches with Saturday’s goalless draw at home to Hull City being one of many disappointing performances throughout the campaign.

Saints are constantly updating a list of managerial targets should they be forced to make a change, and there are plenty of options that they could be considering right now.

Here are five potential Claude Puel replacements for Southampton…