According to Sky Sports, former Southampton boss Claude Puel is in advanced talks with Leicester City over their vacant managerial spot, and Saints fans have been quick to give their reaction to the rumour.
Despite leading the south coast outfit to an eighth-place finish and the EFL Cup final in his first season in charge at St Mary’s, the Frenchman was sacked shortly after the end of the campaign and replaced by Mauricio Pellegrino.
One of the reasons he left was because of the lack of goals and entertainment on show, as well as the club’s Europa League journey coming to a disappointing end when they were knocked out at the group stage.
Southampton supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the news, and while some said they were “absolutely shocked” that he was set for another Premier League chance, others say it “will be interesting” to see how he fares with the Foxes.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Floki75 (@wazlee75) October 25, 2017
— Lee Myers (@leemyersSfc) October 25, 2017
Claude Puel is going to make us look stupid isn't he… it's just going to happen, Leicester will beat us and finish higher 😂 #saintsfc
— ▪Ash▪ (@THE_SA1NTS) October 25, 2017
— Matt Hookway (@MattHookway) October 25, 2017
Hope Claude Puel gets the Leicester job. Still think he wasn't given a fair shake of it at #SaintsFC.
— J. Hughes (@JJHughes_) October 25, 2017
— Gary Dabbs (@SaintDabbsie) October 25, 2017
Think Puel will be a good fit at Leicester, and will evolve them somewhat. Didn't work out at #SaintsFC in the end but reckon it'll work.
— George Galpin (@GGalpin95) October 24, 2017
Hang on…the Puel to Leicester thing isn't a joke? Blimey. This will be interesting. He will have much better strikers at Leicester. If they put half the chances we created away he'll be a hit. #SaintsFC
— Michael Hopkins (@mhopkins86) October 25, 2017