10 Facts About Claude Puel

1. Claude Puel spent his entire playing career with Monaco, before becoming manager of the club, leading them to the league title in his first full season in charge.

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2. Claude Puel started his football career as a youth with Castres FC, where he was spotted by AS Monaco, joining their training centre in 1977.

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3. Claude Puel was appointed as the manager in January 1999.

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4. Claude Puel won the French Championship in 2000, with players such as Ludovic Giuly and Marcelo Gallardo.

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5. Claude Puel joined Olympique Lyonnais, the team who had won the last seven French league titles, on a four-year contract on 18 June 2008.

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6. On 23 May 2012, Claude Puel reached agreement on a three-year deal with OGC Nice.

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7. On 30 June 2016, Claude Puel was appointed the manager of Southampton on a three-year deal.

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8. Claude Puel was particularly criticised for his defensive tactics, with Southampton's scoring record one of the poorest in the league.

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9. On 25 October 2017, Claude Puel was appointed as the new manager of struggling Premier League side Leicester City, replacing recently sacked Craig Shakespeare, on a contract running until June 2020.

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10. Claude Puel joined Leicester in 13th place and helped the club climb up the table to finish in ninth position.

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