Until the end of the season (and black for that matter)
Frank De Boer
Would look at managers in Jobs too
The ship has sailed on Rudi Garcia now, hasn't it.
Never mind Les. He was only completely, perfectly qualified you absolute helmet.
The club aren't going to replace him. They are trying to look long term and build something he will get this season and next I reckon and the club will give him time and some players he wants and see how it goes. Puel will rightly point out that he has got us to a cup final and that the club failed to get him a CB in Jan. Puel might not be the manger that saints need but saints aren't like Sunderland or Palace who fire and hire regularly any manager here will get a fair crack of the whip.
Les had to search hard to find a yes man, I don't think he will give up on Puel yet.
Marco Silva with Nigel Adkins as his deputy. Would be an awesome combo.
Long scores and is rotated and so is Rodriguez. The midfield is constantly changing and you need to form combinations.
One thing making an appointment that is a mistake and the quickest way to recover is to rectify it.
I think the Cheap option has failed.
We need firstly to get in 1 or 2 free agent experienced centre back if we are allowed
Then we need to see a huge change in the style of play
Yes key players getting injured are part of the game
The Centre back situation is in dire need of attention.
When the manager doesn't speak our lingo it's always going to be difficult to adapt.
If CP does go then we need an experienced prem manager in
I'd go for Hoddle to start with
Eric Black was a total strange and poor appointment end of and has to go
and bring back Sammy Lee
I blame Puel for some defeats and I think Les is to blame for not giving him the best tools, I think we need a motivator who loves and understands the club if we draw or lose to Sunderland and then lose the final, that man is Nigel.
Even if you don't count them it's still around 15!
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David Wagner at Huddersfield.
Against Brighton the other night they were superb, they pressed them all game, didnt give them a second and played the way we used to under Poch.
Excellent coach, just the sort that would fit Saints criteria.
What has happened to Pellegrini? He was interviewed for our job but Puel was preferred. I wanted Pellegrini, ands I still do
What we need is someone that can resuscitate an almost lifeless and depressed squad and fanbase.
Someone that can take a bunch of underperforming but ultimately talented squad of players and install some passion, energy and skill.
Perhaps a man that has previously followed in Puels footsteps and improved things instantly?
He's still here then
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Hiddink would be my choice over all others . Anyone who can make a team as average as the Socceroo's look effective could potentially do wonders with Saints .
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You have rightly highlighted the volume of managers in the last 12 years and if you go back longer its still the same.Puel might not be the manger that saints need but saints aren't like Sunderland or Palace who fire and hire regularly any manager here will get a fair crack of the whip
Since turning professional we have had 38 managers, sunderland errr 37! That's managers employed for more than 25 days so discounts Dodd and Wilkins ect
On average Southampton managers get 1172 days Sunderland managers get 1273
Our longest serving manager - Ted Bates 6653 days
Sunderland - Bob Kyle 8248 days
Another Saintsweb myth smashed
We are no different to any other club, never have been.
Perhaps only in the tightness of the pockets recently
I think we both said the same about Silva in the summer. Hull are a disaster yet I can see him giving them a chance of staying up. I don't think we will change CP this season so at least Silva is out of contract come the summer.
I don't post too often and only did about Silva having seeing him work wonders in Portugal. In general it is odd to be in first major final for over a decade and feel so meh. It is not a sense of entitlement, it is the sense of some very poor decisions in last year eroding a position that so promising. It seems a lot of people, including me, who would be to the clapper end of the range have now flipped even with one game away from a cup.
Anyway back to finding a ticket for that final anyway!
He isn't going to be sacked so people should stop wetting their pants at that. Also he's yet to deal with a full squad. Just as we get a threat up front he loses a defence. Poor performance transfer wise by the club this year. We've got to a cup final though and we'll stay up so I'm willing to write this poor performance off as long as it's put right in the summer and next season.
If we were to change Manager now, which we won't, we should be looking at someone for a short term fix who can raise some passion and fight in a group of players to battle for points to avoid relegation and who is used to doing this in English leagues. They're thin on the ground though, and the only one I can think of is Pardew, because he seems to have that immediate new manager effect before mediocrity well and truly sets in!!
Pardew gets a lot of stick but if you look at his last three jobs the only team who has gone upwards since his departure is us. Both Newcastle and Palace have gotten worse, Newcastle went down and the legend that is Fat Sam isn't looking very clever at Palace as yet.
It's got to be Gary Megson.
Problem now is that's he gone mainstream by joining Hull so I'm worried he'll have plenty of suitors come the summer... which makes it a bit more difficult to get him here. That said, I believe he was interviewed in the summer, as was Garcia, Pellegrini, Giggs among others.
And we ended up with Claude Puel. FFS
marco silva feels like the one that got away. what he is doing with that hull team is incredible
Les Reed won't be firing Puel any time soon despite what some fans may want.
David Wagner who is doing an excellent job, motivated, great tactical skillset.
It will get up the nose of all those who say "give it to an englishman"
I think I'd like a high quality animated Italian or German manager, but I'd settle for Eddie Howe now if on a long term contract.
Puel MUST be sacked - soon rather than later. Saints are in free fall, 7 points above relegation. This isn't funny anymore.
The useless French manager has finally got the team playing his boring football and tactics. And guess what? His one plan game fails anyway!
He has mismanaged key players - our captain Fonte a classic example. His departure has by default destroyed our excellent defence.
He has good players playing his awful - ineffective- system against their own personal qualities. Instead of maximising their potential (and satisfaction) he is ruining their confidence. Jay Rod was poor yesterday- lost in a Puel quagmire of depressing tactics and lack of inspiration.
Don't get me wrong it's not all Puel's fault. Our untouchable owner Katerina has pocketed profits, failed to invest, failed to give Les Reed enough to invest in our Defence, buy a decent attacking midfielder, buy a wanyama replacement and a good second keeper. I reserve judgment on our new Italian striker - but I predict his morale to follow Longy and Jay Rods under Puel.
Les Reed has also screwed up royally. Appointing Puel, losing Koeman, failing to replace Mane, Wanyama. Buying players who are made of glass like Pied and Boufal.
But at the end of the day you can get away with weakened teams if you have a genius general in charge. Koeman provided that. PottyChino provided it, but Les and Katerina let them both down and most of all us - the fans - by selfish weakening of the team. And the ultimate disaster - Puel as manager.
We are imploding- Katerina and Les have ridden their luck - thank you Koeman for the golden days.
Bring on the Chinese(?) - not sure. Partnership with Katerina and Les? Nah.
Time for a clear out top to bottom.
Southampton FC is for sale and can still be saved - but we need to SACK PUEL and keep our best players. They are still good - they need an inspiring manager, we deserve it.
We deserve a new owner too. One who invests for success. And we need one fast.
Finally, we need a clear out and shouldn't be afraid to let our Championship quality leave - Yoshida, Reed, JWP, Clasie, Jay Rod, Redmond, Pied, Boufal - not good enough or not robust enough.
..... and stop playing that awful My Way song st the start of games. It's embarrassing and useless!!!
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The 2 I wanted in the summer Sampaoli and Marco Silva looking really good managers so far.