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Puel looks ahead to Wembley
Claude Puel turns his attention to the EFL Cup final.
Puel: Tadić's best of the season
Saints boss hails Dušan Tadić's display at Sunderland.
Puel hails strikeforce
Claude Puel on Manolo Gabbiadini and Shane Long after the 4-0 win at Sunderland.
Video: Puel on win at Sunderland
Claude Puel reacts to Saints' 4-0 win at Sunderland.
Puel thrilled with players' spirit
Claude Puel reacts to Southampton's 4-0 win at Sunderland.
Puel: Sunderland our only priority
Claude Puel previews the trip to the Stadium of Light.
Puel encouraged by Gabbiadini
Claude Puel discusses Manolo Gabbiadini ahead of the trip to Sunderland.
Video: Puel on Sunderland trip
Watch Claude Puel preview Saints' visit to Sunderland.
Press conference (part two): Puel on Sunderland
Watch Claude Puel speak with the media ahead of Sunderland.
Puel looks for a reaction
Claude Puel looking to channel their anger at recent results against Sunderland in the Premier League.
Boufal to miss Black Cats trip
Claude Puel provides an injury update ahead of Sunderland.
Press conference (part one): Puel previews Sunderland
Watch as Claude Puel speaks with the media ahead of Sunderland.
Puel lauds Gabbiadini debut
Claude Puel praised the debut performance of Southampton's Manolo Gabbiadini, despite defeat to West Ham.
Puel on West Ham defeat
Claude Puel gives his verdict after the 3-1 defeat to West Ham United in the Premier League.
Puel wary of Carroll threat
Claude Puel assesses the threat of Andy Carroll, ahead of Saints' clash with West Ham.
Puel wants a fast start
Claude Puel looks ahead to Saints' clash with West Ham.
Video: Puel previews West Ham
Watch as Saints boss Claude Puel previews the clash with West Ham.
Press conference (part two): Puel previews Hammers
Claude Puel speaks with the written media ahead of Southampton's game against West Ham.
Puel: Fans deserve a response
Claude Puel targeting a response the fans deserve when Southampton meet West Ham.
van Dijk sidelined for two to three months
Claude Puel provides an injury update ahead of Southampton's clash with West Ham United.
Press Conference (part one): Puel on Hammers clash
Watch as Claude Puel previews Southampton's upcoming Premier League clash with West Ham United at St Mary's.
Puel happy to bolster his ranks
Claude Puel on the two new additions to his Southampton squad.
Puel: They were more clinical
Claude Puel reflects on the 2-1 defeat to Swansea City in the Premier League.
They have a good solidity, says Puel
Claude Puel on coming up against a more solid Swansea City side in the Premier League.
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.