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Southampton have announced they are on the lookout for a new manager.

Claude Puel was relieved of his duties after just one season with the club.

Claude Puel sacked as Southampton look for candidate with similar 'long-term vision'The Frenchman guided the Saints to an eight place finish in the league, while also suffering defeat to Manchester United in the EFL Cup Final.

“Southampton Football Club can today confirm that it has terminated the contract of Claude Puel with immediate effect,” a statement said on the club’s website. “Everyone at Southampton would like to express our thanks to Claude for his hard work and commitment this year. The highlight of the season was a memorable day at Wembley in the EFL Cup Final, a day our fans will always treasure. “We wish Claude well for the future. The search for a new management team is underway. We are confident that we will find the right fit in line with the long term vision of the club.”

Early reports from various media outlets suggest former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel, Mauricio Pellegrino and Reading’s Jaap Stam are among the candidates to take over the reigns at St Mary’s.

Claudio Ranieri has also been touted as Puel’s possible replacement but he is expected to join French club Nantes.

Originally published at outside90.com

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