Claude Puel has made a good start to life in English football, having taken over at Southampton in the summer.

The Frenchman replaced Everton-bound Ronald Koeman at St Mary’s and, although he didn’t win any of his first four Premier League games, the Saints have since won three and drawn two.

Puel’s men drew 1-1 at league leaders Manchester City last time out – a result which kept them eighth in the table, and seven points adrift of Pep Guardiola’s side at the top.

The Saints are also in the Europa League group stage for the first time, and they’ve made a solid start to their Group K campaign. Puel’s side beat Sparta Prague in their first match, but have drawn and lost their last two respectively, including a frustrating 1-0 defeat at Inter Milan, to sit third in the group.

Nevertheless, Saints fans will no doubt be satisfied with their team’s start to the season, and there is already speculation about who Puel may look to bring in to bolster his squad when the transfer window reopens in January.

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