Claude Puel

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Saints start Pellegrino era with Swansea stalemate

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Mauricio Pellegrino’s first competitive match as Southampton manager saw the south coast club once more fail to score at home as they launched their Premier League season with a goalless against Swansea at St Mary’s on Saturday.

The Argentinian was appointed after Southampton sacked Claude Puel, who guided the Saints to the League Cup final and eighth place in the Premier League last term, with club officials wanting a more attacking style of football than that played under the Frenchman.

Saints start Pellegrino era with Swansea stalemate

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Mauricio Pellegrino’s first competitive match as Southampton manager saw the south coast club once more fail to score at home as they launched their Premier League season with a goalless against Swansea at St Mary’s on Saturday.

The Argentinian was appointed after Southampton sacked Claude Puel, who guided the Saints to the League Cup final and eighth place in the Premier League last term, with club officials wanting a more attacking style of football than that played under the Frenchman.

‘Passionate’ Pellegrino gets Saints job

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London (AFP) – English Premier League side Southampton named Argentinian coach Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager on Friday to replace Claude Puel, who was sacked after just one season.

The 45-year-old Pellegrino, who had been in charge of Alaves in Spain, has agreed a three-year contract at St Mary’s and will officially join up with Southampton next week, the club said.

Southampton name Pellegrino as new manager

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London (AFP) – English Premier League side Southampton named Argentinian coach Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager on Friday to replace Claude Puel, who was sacked after just one season in charge.

The 45-year-old Pellegrino, who had been in charge of Alaves in Spain, has agreed a three-year contract at St Mary’s and will officially join up with Southampton next week, the club said.

Southampton name Pellegrino as new manager

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London (AFP) – English Premier League side Southampton named Argentinian coach Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager on Friday to replace Claude Puel, who was sacked after just one season in charge.

The 45-year-old Pellegrino, who had been in charge of Alaves in Spain, has agreed a three-year contract at St Mary’s and will officially join up with Southampton next week, the club said.

Southampton name Mauricio Pellegrino as new manager

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London (AFP) – English Premier League side Southampton on Friday named Argentine coach Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager to succeed Claude Puel who was sacked after just one season in charge.

The 45-year-old Pellegrino, who had been in charge of Alaves in Spain, has agreed a three-year contract at St Mary’s and will officially join up with Southampton next week, the club said.

Southampton name Mauricio Pellegrino as new manager

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London (AFP) – English Premier League side Southampton on Friday named Argentine coach Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager to succeed Claude Puel who was sacked after just one season in charge.

The 45-year-old Pellegrino, who had been in charge of Alaves in Spain, has agreed a three-year contract at St Mary’s and will officially join up with Southampton next week, the club said.

Puel tells Southampton to make up for Wembley pain

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London (AFP) – Claude Puel insists his heartbroken Southampton players will use their League Cup final pain as fuel for a strong finish to the Premier League campaign.

Puel’s side were denied only the second major trophy in their club’s history as Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 87th minute header gave Manchester United a 3-2 victory in Sunday’s showpiece at Wembley.

Southampton forget Fonte fuss to beat Leicester

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) Southampton put the row over former captain Jose Fonte's departure to one side as they beat struggling champions Leicester 3-0 in the Premier League at St Mary's on Sunday.

Fonte joined top-flight rivals West Ham in an £8 million ($9.9 million, 9.2 million euros) move on Friday, with the Portugal defender having been dropped by Southampton manager Claude Puel earlier this month after he handed in a transfer request.

Southampton forget Fonte fuss to beat Leicester

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) Southampton put the row over former captain Jose Fonte's departure to one side as they beat struggling champions Leicester 3-0 in the Premier League at St Mary's on Sunday.

Fonte joined top-flight rivals West Ham in an £8 million ($9.9 million, 9.2 million euros) move on Friday, with the Portugal defender having been dropped by Southampton manager Claude Puel earlier this month after he handed in a transfer request.

West Ham land Saints defender Fonte

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London (AFP) West Ham signed Portugal defender Jose Fonte from Southampton in an £8 million ($9 million) swoop on Friday.

Fonte had been dropped by Southampton manager Claude Puel earlier this month after the club captain handed in a transfer request.

The 33-year-old was linked with moves to Liverpool and Manchester City, but Hammers boss Slaven Bilic convinced him to move to east London.

Redmond puts Saints within touching distance of Wembley

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) Southampton edged one step closer to the League Cup final as Nathan Redmond's cool finish secured a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the semi-final first leg on Wednesday.

Claude Puel's side went in front through Redmond's first half strike at St Mary's and only a strong display from Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius prevented Southampton from winning by more.

Redmond puts Saints within touching distance of Wembley

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) Southampton edged one step closer to the League Cup final as Nathan Redmond's cool finish secured a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the semi-final first leg on Wednesday.

Claude Puel's side went in front through Redmond's first half strike at St Mary's and only a strong display from Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius prevented Southampton from winning by more.

Wenger buoyant for PSG clash after Saints win

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London (AFP) It was deep into injury time and Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal side were facing the ignominy of being booed from their Emirates pitch for the second time in this nascent Premier League season.

And then up popped Santi Cazorla to score a controversial spot-kick in the fourth minute of added-on time after referee Bobby Madley judged Jose Fonte to have pulled down Olivier Giroud a decision that left Southampton boss Claude Puel fuming.

Cazorla’s contested penalty sinks Saints

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London (AFP) Santi's Cazorla's controversial stoppage-time penalty gave Arsenal their first home win of the season as they saw off Southampton 2-1 in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

It was a bitter pill for the visitors to swallow, with Southampton still seeking their first win under new manager Claude Puel.

Favre takes over at Nice after Puel resigns

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Nice (France) (AFP) Switzerland's Lucien Favre was named coach of Ligue 1 outfit Nice on Tuesday after the resignation of the highly-respected Claude Puel.

Favre, 58, has been out of work since being sacked by Bundesliga club Borussia Moenchengladbach in September, but was set to sign a three-year contract with Nice, according to sources.

Favre takes over at Nice after Puel resigns

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Nice (France) (AFP) Switzerland's Lucien Favre was named coach of Ligue 1 outfit Nice on Tuesday after the resignation of the highly-respected Claude Puel.

Favre, 58, has been out of work since being sacked by Bundesliga club Borussia Moenchengladbach in September, but was set to sign a three-year contract with Nice, according to sources.

Southampton

Southampton sack manager Claude Puel, who’s next?

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Southampton have announced that manager Claude Puel, who led the club to an eighth place finish in last season’s Premier League, has been sacked.

A statement on Southampton’s official website said: “Southampton can today confirm that it has terminated the contract of Claude Puel with immediate effect.

Southampton: Claude Puel Sacked By Saints After Just One Season In Charge

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After just one season in charge, Claude Puel has been sacked by Southampton.

The 55-year-old Puel steered Saints to a decent eighth-place finish in last season's Premier League, as well as leading them to a League Cup final appearance, where they pushed eventual winners Manchester United all the way.

Austin on target as Puel breaks Premier League duck

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) Charlie Austin came off the bench to give Southampton their first Premier League win of the season by scoring in a 1-0 win over Swansea at St Mary's on Sunday.

It was the south coast club's first Premier League success under manager Claude Puel and their second victory in a week under the Frenchman after the team's Europa League win over Sparta Prague.

Austin on target as Puel breaks Premier League duck

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Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) Charlie Austin came off the bench to give Southampton their first Premier League win of the season by scoring in a 1-0 win over Swansea at St Mary's on Sunday.

It was the south coast club's first Premier League success under manager Claude Puel and their second victory in a week under the Frenchman after the team's Europa League win over Sparta Prague.

Europa League: Southampton Cruise To Harmonious Victory Despite Charlie Austin And Dusan Tadic’s ‘Silly’ Squabble Over Penalty Duties (Video)

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Southampton got their Europa League campaign off to a raring start with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Sparta Prague at St Marys on Thursday evening.

Charlie Austin scored twice inside the first half-an-hour before his late replacement,Jay Rodriguez, emerged from the bench to snatch a third in the final minute of stoppage time to secure the Saints a first win under new boss Claude Puel.

Official: Southampton Appoint Claude Puel As Ronald Koeman’s Replacement

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Southampton have confirmed that their search for Ronald Koeman's successor has ended at Claude Puel, who has today signed a three-year contract to take over as first team manager at St Mary's.

Les Reed, Southampton's impressively effectiveexecutive director,told the club's official website:

The process to appoint a new first team manager has been diligent and meticulous.

Arsenal

There was one happy man at Arsenal last night!

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As we all know Arsene Wenger was 'disappointed' last night, as were all Arsenal fans especially the ones that booed the players off the pitch! But, as the title says, there was one very happy man in the dugout. Step forward Claude Puel the Southampton manager! Thanks to some dismal defending by the completely [.

Arsenal v Southampton Preview, Line-Up and Score Prediction

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So at last the international break is over and we can get back to the real football. I don't think we could have picked a better time to face a Southampton team that are going through a transition period. I am sure Claude Puel will get his team playing his way soon, but their one [...]

Saints boss looking forward to getting points from “difficult” Arsenal game

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Claude Puel has seen his new Southampton side struggle to only gain one point from the first three games of the season, but he believes his team is better than that and will give Arsenal a run for their money in Saturday's game at the Emirates. "It's a difficult game for us, but it will [...]

Ligue 1

Official: Arsenal Sign Colombian Goalkeeper David Ospina On Long-Term Contract

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By Chris Wright

OGC Nice manager Claude Puel sort of confirmed it yesterday, but now it's 100% official: Colombia No.1 David Ospina is, to all intents and purposes, an Arsenal player...

It's official @Arsenal are to sign David Ospina!

Don’t be nice. Beat Nice.

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OGC Nice vs. Olympique Lyonnais

Matchday 37, Stade du Ray, Ligue 1 2012/13

The Plot

This is the biggest match of the season for Nice. It is their last match EVER at Stade du Ray before moving to the new Allianz Riviera for the next season.

Revenge – Best Served Cold.

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Olympique Lyonnais vs. SM Caen

Week 23 – Ligue 1


What an AWESOME start to the year! Six wins, one well fought out draw and a marginal 1-0 loss in 8 matches since January. 8 matches in which Lyon has scored 19 goals.

Get Well Soon, Lyon!

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Olympique Lyonnais vs. AS Saint-Etienne

Ligue 1, Matchday 12

Celebrations of victory over derby rivals Saint-Etienne in the Coupe de la Ligue Round of 16 turned sour following news of further injury to crucial squad members. Long time back up keeper Rémy Vercoutre and in-form winger Michel Bastos made their way into the injured list.

No Guts, No Story.

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AS Saint Etienne vs. Olympique Lyonnais

Coupe de la Ligue 2011-12, Round of 16.

It was this cup victory that sparked the rise of the club in the decade gone by. Coupe de la Ligue is back for another year. Olympique Lyonnais may have moved to bigger, better and eventually more elusive title challenges lately, but a Ligue cup remains an important opportunity not only for clubs from lesser tiers to challenge the top teams, but for established teams to try out the depth of their squads.

Team News and Rumors

Jumping into the unknown

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A new depth in uncertainty
Lyon starts the championship by hosting the rival duet Nice + Claude
Puel. Normally we would prepare ourselves for this encounter, rehearsing our anti-Puel songs, etc... But this year, we won't really care. Such is the uncertainty surrounding the team that the main focus of our attention will simply be.

Lyon vs St Etienne : Enemy at the gate

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After 2 decades of derbies (during which Lyon supporters have grown in confidence whereas Les Verts fans, with no nails left to bite, stopped hoping that their team would one day topple the powerful Rhone neighbour) there has been one hiccup, a St Etienne win that prompted the demise of Claude Puel.

Lyon vs Nice : Restoring credibility

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Against a team of Nice who managed to take 20 points out of 24 possible in the last eight days (8 games without a single loss, ie 6 wins and 2 draws, best series running in L1), Lyon want to end a bad run. Aulas's boys have not won the last game before the winter break in Gerland since December 21, 2000 .

At last, some -meager- news

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No, no, please don't thank me. I know you've all been grateful for the fact that I heroically resisted the urge to post every day in order to tactfully avoid you saturating, dear readers of this blog.
To be honest there wasn't much to be said anyway, as apart from a few high profile transfers the French transfer market was as flat as ever.

OL vs OM, Coupe de la Ligue Final : Clap or slap ?

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Tonight's new battle of the Olympiques is one that will make history.

Being a Coupe de la Ligue final, its result will be carved in stone. The name of the winner will be added to the list of glorious predecessors, those who at least once have been the heroes of this recent but well publicized competition.

CdF: PSG vs. Lyon

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Lyon are out of the Champions League and the title race, but they are still in the hunt for some silverware. Today's quarterfinal match against PSG could further revitalize Lyon's campaign or plunge it back into misery.

Wednesday, March 21th, 2012
Parc de Princes, Paris
3:50 PM ET (20:50 CET, 19:50 GMT)

Match Background:

People keep saying that PSG owes its success to money, and that is partially true.

The reconstruction starts

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At last! Claude Puel having finally received his letter of dismissal, will probably move south, to Spain... or wherever. What matters now is that the club finally announce today what had been rumoured for several weeks now : Rémi Garde is our new coach.

With this nomination, the club will now be able to fully devote themselves to the reconstruction of a squad that should be amputated by some of their best elements : Jeremy Toulalan being gone, the likes of Bastos, Cissokho, possibly Kallström, Ederson and pretty much anyone who's not deemed absolutely untransferable.

The Rest

Highlights From AEK-PAOK

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For those who didn't get a chance to catch the game yesterday, highlights are available on NovaSport's page:http://www.novasports.gr/podosfairo/ellada/super-league/article/275863/live-aek-paok-2000/#.V0wudzeECHs

No goals to catch, but some of Anestis' saves were worth watching again. We may have hit the crossbar, but its safe to say that Anestis also kept us in the game.

Wigan Didn’t Know About Tuesday’s Supposed Presser, and Other Monday Notes

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Has Liverpool hired a new manager yet? No? Right, moving on...

* Moneyball moneyball moneyball moneyball. Or maybe not. Over on the Anfield Wrap, Gareth Roberts drops a weighty article that moves beyond the oft-used term in an attempt to plot just where Fenway Sports Group may try to take Liverpool in the coming years, with a focus on Soccernomics, the recruitment of 20-22 year olds, success through the purchase of troubled talent, and Lyon:

So while they have had six managers since 2000—Jacques Santini, Paul Le Guen, Gerard Houllier, Alain Perrin, Claude Puel and current boss Remi Garde—the president and Bernard Lacombe—who has been technical manager, trainer, manager and now special advisor to the president—have remained.