Puel reveals his footballing philosophy

By SFC Media time Thu 30 Jun Club

Southampton’s new manager, Claude Puel, has given an insight into his footballing philosophy and how he likes his team to play.

The Frenchman, who has previously been in charge of Monaco, Lille, Lyon and Nice, was today confirmed as the new Saints boss, signing a three-year contract with the club.

Speaking to Southampton’s official YouTube channel in his first interview as manager, Puel explained what supporters can expect to see from his side.

"I like my team to play good football with a good philosophy of technique,” he said.

“It's important to keep the ball and make the opponent run. It can give a good structure and a good organisation for the team.

“When the team loses the ball, it's important to work together to recapture the ball and it's important to play good football, to give pleasure for the players, because if they feel good together and they play good football, they can give pleasure to the fans also. This is important.”

Video: August BBC Radio Solent Fans' Forum

Video: August BBC Radio Solent Fans' Forum

Watch the Q&A session held at St Mary's Stadium.

timeWed 10 Aug
Watch BBC Radio Solent Fans’ Forum Supporters decide spend of Sportsbet.io Crypto Fan Fund Read My Lips: Southampton FC Women go head-to-head video05:26
Women's First Team

Read My Lips: Southampton FC Women go head-to-head

Southampton FC Women test their communication skills with the Read My Lips Challenge.

Carabao Cup second round date confirmed Tactical Watch: Press-resistant Lavia becomes key man