The long-expected news finally arrived earlier this week: Claude Puel is out at Southampton. The leading candidates include Franck de Boer, Mauricio Pellegrino (which, I suppose, continues the club’s tradition of hiring Argentine central defenders named Mauricio whose initials are “MP”), and former Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel. As I’ve already mentioned, I’d love to see Tuchel at a club like Southampton because it means one more elite manager working in England and it makes Southampton a much more interesting club. What are your thoughts? Does Tuchel at Southampton worry you at all? Intrigue you? Or would you rather the Saints go after someone else?
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