The keys to the professional team were taken from him. Claude Puel is no longer coach of Saint-Etienne on Monday morning. He was laid off by the club on Sunday, following this 5-0 defeat to Rennes at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. A logical and expected decision after this slap, appreciates Jean-Guy Rio, this morning, President of the Union of Supporters of Stefano, who was a guest of France Bleu Saint-Etienne Loire.
“It’s a decision, in my opinion, that we had to make“He explains.”It may be necessary to take it beforehand. We can’t afford to disappoint every game, whether at Geoffroy-Guichard or away, nor go 5-0 at home. Either way, you need an electric shock, so unfortunately the Puel is a fuse.“
Not necessary means
But for Jean-Jay Rio, who has been calling for the director’s resignation for several weeks, Claude Boel is not the only person responsible for the current situation. “We can’t just throw stones at Claude Boyle. He probably didn’t have the means he should have had when he fell for Saint-Etienne. He set up a project, but that project was wiped out by various facts. In the beginning there was Covid-19 and this premature end to the tournament. Next, we have the Coupe de France final where without any Saint-Étienne fans. Hence Puel can’t or should recruit at a minimum, so it’s complicated. Surely he had a project that might have been viable, but by means that must have certainly been more important than those that were available to him.”
According to the head of the USS, Claude Puel’s replacement name could give clues to the club’s future. “If we have the Nedder-Huard duo, that means the club will already be sold. If we bring in Dobras or another trainer, he will give the wrong signal. Because if the coach has to leave in a month or a month and a half, because the club was bought, it could be complicated. We will be laying off two coaches in a few weeks.“
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