St Étienne’s search for a new manager following the departure of Christophe Galtier continues and according to Le Progrès, the club’s priority remains Southampton manager Claude Puel.
Puel is due to meet with Southampton representatives next week to see if they intend to keep him on or not. Even if the Saints part company with Puel, it is not a foregone conclusion that he will want to join ASSE. He is reported to have already met with Les Verts representatives in recent days.
Claudio Ranieri is also a name that Les Verts like at the moment, but OGC Nice seem to be leading the way for him should Lucien Favre depart for Borussia Dortmund.