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Claude Puel Sacked from Southampton

Discussion in 'The Premier League' started by Gilly?, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Smally

    Smally Active Member

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    Martinez would probably do well for Southampton in his first season, allowing a previously defensive side more freedom to attack. But as the years go by he would neglect defensive and fitness coaching and turn Southampton into a mess. He's also sign James McCarthy immediately
     

  2. Pagnell

    Pagnell Uncomplicated

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    Martinez is shit. Would be a disastrous appointment.
     
  3. Bilo

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    He's not shit. He's done ok in all of his jobs, he's a safe bet if a very underwhelming one.
     
  4. mistermagic

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    Thank you for a very insightful and quite revealing post. This pretty much explains the sacking and avoids me going in a rant which could have gone along the lines of "how can you sack a manager that was seconds away from getting you a trophy? Who do you think you are?"
    What you say about Puel's brand of football doesn't surprise me one bit. He can produce wonderful football when he feels the players are good enough to be all out attack (like at Nice in 2016/17) but he certainly isn't the kind to give youth the confidence it needs to go out and play their own games. He is French so he will prioritize a boring 0-0 draw over an epic 3-4 loss. You will never be able to change that.

    He's been linked to Saint-Etienne who have just parted ways with their manager. His future should be in France (not that anyone cares).
     
  5. Pagnell

    Pagnell Uncomplicated

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    Then we have a disagreement. In terms of top flight football he's a shit, severely limited manager. I've never rated him, and said from day one that he'd flop at Everton. Which he did. The same will happen at Southampton, they need to avoid and I suspect they will.
     
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    SALTIRE SlĂ inte mhath! Staff Member Moderator Site Supporter

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    Isn't he doing ok with Belgium, or has he been punted from them also?
     
  7. TheMinsterman

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    No he's doing alright, Martinez isn't a bad manager, that's vastly under rating him, he simply isn't a brilliant one either. Terrible managers get teams relegated who shouldn't be anywhere near it, that isn't Martinez. He's a short term boost who will do well initially, which is why imo he doesn't suit Southampton, they've had far too much constant turn over of players and managers and need some stability and a long term strategy beyond selling any asset that moves and losing managers.
     
  8. Smally

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    Martinez will always be a poor manager unless he changes his ways and stops being stubborn about the wrong things. He made Everton progressively worse and towards the end of his time here was some of the worst football I've ever seen
     
  9. HarvSFC

    HarvSFC Jaffa Cake Quiz Champion 2015

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    Don't worry, it's Pellegrino. (Judging from the media.)
     
  10. Renegade

    Renegade Show me what you got.

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    New Southampton manager confirmed. Live scenes from press conference:

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    :gmc:

    Reckon they were going for Pellegrini this entire time.
     
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    Looks like a solid appointment and an improvement on Puel.
     
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    HarvSFC Jaffa Cake Quiz Champion 2015

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    Well this should be another interesting appointment.

    Any insight from the Liverpool fans? Looking at you Bill.
     
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