Southampton fans react as club looks set to sack Claude Puel

According to reports in The Telegraph, Southampton are reportedly on the verge of sacking manager Claude Puel, once they have a replacement lined up.

Despite finishing in eighth position and reaching the EFL Cup final in his first season at charge, fans became disillusioned at the style of football that saw them score just 17 times in 19 Premier League home games, ending the campaign 17 points worse off than when they finished sixth last term.

The likes of former Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel and former Leeds United boss Garry Monk have already been linked with the post, but no decision seems to be close on who will replace the Frenchman, with the story also suggesting that he could still yet stay if the south coast outfit don’t find a suitable successor.

Southampton supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, and many were unsurprised and relieved that he is set to leave St Mary’s.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…