The timing seems a bit weird, why wait until half way through the summer to sack him when the decision could have been made a month ago. Unless of course they've been keeping someone up their sleeve and Puel has just been waiting for the P45 to offically drop through his letterbox.
He seems to have been a very devisive character amoung Saints fans I know at least.
Announcing stuff late at night is kind of our thing. A few years a go it was to get one over the print newspapers, who obviously couldn't get the news out in the morning. Not sure if that's still a thing.
Unlucky with the League Cup but negative as fuck football at home has got him the sack and rightfully so. It was clear as day that the players didn't want to play for him.
17 goals in the league at home.
We played for a point against so many teams last season. St. Mary's was a fucking fortress under Koeman - Puel's negative tactics ruined that.
Shite team selections and negative football seeing us knocked out of an easy Europa League group. We played for a 0-0 draw at home to Hapoel Be'er Sheva - a team who got smashed when they went to Celtic Park earlier in the season.
His rotation policy - Have a good game? Score a goal? On the bench next game.
We only finished 8th because the teams below us were poor. We finished closer to the relegation zone than we did to 7th place.
Going to St. Mary's felt like a fucking chore under him.
Would be weird for Martinez to jack in the Belgium job right now for anything. A year out from the World Cup, he's got them smashing in goals, with a squad that has to give him a serious shot at the latter stages in Russia. Wait a year and continue his good work with Belgium, and club offers would be flooding in.
Unless Saints would be willing to let him do both jobs, which I can't see. I actually think it'd be a reasonable appointment if they got him. His style at least would be a better fit for Saints than Puel.