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Puel: We need a reaction
Claude Puel looks ahead to Middlesbrough after his team's UEFA Europa League exit.
Video: Puel on Europa exit
Watch as Claude Puel reacts to Southampton's 1-1 draw with Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Puel: It's hard to sum up
Claude Puel reacts to Southampton's Europa League exit after a 1-1 draw with Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Puel: Fans can put pressure on Be'er Sheva
Claude Puel says Southampton's fans can play an important role against Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Video: Puel previews Be'er Sheva
Watch as Claude Puel previews Southampton's UEFA Europa League clash with Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Puel: We must continue our adventure
Claude Puel looks ahead to Southampton's UEFA Europa League clash with Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Press Conference: Puel looks ahead to Be'er Sheva
Claude Puel speaks to the media ahead of Southampton's UEFA Europa League game against Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Puel: It will be like a final
Claude Puel looks ahead to the crunch Europa League clash against Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Puel provides Tadić update
Claude Puel gives a team news update ahead of Southampton's game against Hapoel Be'er Sheva.
Puel: We must respond against Hapoel
Claude Puel says Saints must give a reaction to their 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.
Video: Puel on Palace defeat
Watch as Claude Puel reacts to Southampton's 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.
Puel: First half display cost us
Saints boss Claude Puel reflects on his team's 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.
Puel: Liverpool will be favourites
Claude Puel gives his thoughts on Southampton's EFL Cup semi-final draw.
Puel: Both sides need the points
Claude Puel gives his thoughts on Southampton's visit to Crystal Palace.
Puel: A win makes it a wonderful week
Claude Puel looks ahead to Southampton's trip to Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
Video: Puel previews Palace trip
Watch as Southampton manager Claude Puel previews the Premier League trip to Crystal Palace.
We must continue our work, says Puel
Claude Puel says his players are enjoying games coming thick and fast.
Press Conference (Part Two): Puel on Palace
Claude Puel speaks to the written media ahead of Southampton's trip to Crystal Palace.
Puel on Palace test
Claude Puel expecting a tough afternoon against Crystal Palace.
Puel provides Palace injury update
Midfielder Dušan Tadić remains sidelined with a broken nose sustained with Serbia.
Press Conference (Part One): Puel previews Palace
Watch as Claude Puel previews Southampton's visit to Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
Puel pleased for duo after goals
Claude Puel was pleased to see Jordy Clasie and Ryan Bertrand get into attacking positions against Arsenal.
Puel: The performance was fantastic
Claude Puel thrilled with the win against Arsenal in the EFL Cup.
Video: Puel thrilled with cup success
Claude Puel on Southampton's 2-0 win against Arsenal in the EFL Cup.
Claude Puel BiographyLast updated 26 Sep 2016
Born on 2nd September 1961 in Castres, France, Claude Puel's first management experience outside of France comes with Southampton.
During his 17-year playing career with AS Monaco, Puel won two Ligue 1 titles, as well as winning the Coupe de France in both 1985 and 1991.
After 486 games in Ligue 1 – making him the 24th most capped player in the history of the championship – Puel announced the end of his playing career following the conclusion of the 1995/96 season.
Puel would continue his association with Monaco, spending time as a fitness coach and as manager of the club’s reserve team. It was here he worked with Thierry Henry, helping the striker hone his famous finishing technique. Puel would later earn the recognition of the former Arsenal man when he scored in a 1-0 win for France against Ireland ahead of the 2006 World Cup.
In January 1999, Puel made the step up to the manager of the first team. Working with players such as David Trezeguet, Ludovic Giuly and Marco Simone, Puel guided Monaco to the Ligue 1 title in his first full season in charge, and was subsequently named Manager of the Year.
A 24-year association with Monaco came to an end in June 2001.
Following a year out of the game, Puel was named as head coach at Lille. During his six-year stay, Puel guided Lille to their highest Ligue 1 finish in over 50 years, as they finished the campaign as runners-up.
The 2005/06 season saw more success for Lille, as they finished third in the championship, with Puel named Manager of the Year for a second time in his career.
By 2008, Lyon were calling on the services of Puel, with the Frenchman appointed manager on a four-year contract. Despite being unable to continue Lyon’s impressive Ligue 1 title success, Puel guided them to three top-three finishes during his time with the club.
It was in Europe where Puel delivered his best results with Lyon, guiding them to their first ever Champions League semi-final in 2010 – beating the likes of Real Madrid on their way to the last four.
After departing at the end of the 2010/11 campaign, Puel arrived at OGC Nice a year later. In his first season in charge, Nice finished fourth – their best Ligue 1 finish since 1976.
Puel would oversee a 17th-placed finish in 2013/14 and an 11th-placed finish in 2014/15, before ending his final season with the club in fourth, thus seeing them qualify for the group stages of the 2016/17 Europa League.
But Puel made the decision to leave Nice at the end of the season, before joining Southampton ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.