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Claude Puel linked with switch to struggling Monaco


Despite his tumultuous spells at Southampton and Leicester City, Claude Puel still has a pretty good reputation in France and he’s now being linked to a return to Monaco.

As a player, Puel is a legend at the club, making 488 appearances between 1979 and 1996, winning six trophies overall including a pair of Ligue 1 titles.

Three years after his retirement, Puel took over the managerial post at Monaco, winning the Ligue 1 title in his first of just two seasons there before setting off on a career than spanned another 14 seasons at Lille, Lyon, and Nice.

The 58-year-old has been out of a job since he was sacked by Leicester in February, with Brendan Rodgers successfully taking over the post.

Monaco is off to a second successive slow start to the season, as they are winless through five games and are currently in 19th in the league.

Puel has also been linked to the Sporting job as well.