Former Southampton manager Claude Puel could find himself managing a new club sooner rather than later.
According to Jeunes Footeux, Belgian club Anderlecht are reportedly interested in the Frenchman’s services [H/T Sport Witness] following his brief stint at Saints for the 2016/17 campaign which saw Puel lead the club to a comfortable eighth-placed berth in the Premier League and the League Cup final.
Anderlecht are currently without a coach following Rene Weiler’s resignation on Monday.
Puel has not managed a club since being relieved of his Southampton post earlier in June. The former Nice man’s sacking was largely due to fan pressure mounting following a season of dull, pragmatic football.
However, the Frenchman’s eye for young talent and track record in giving youth players the chance to feature in first team football will be of high importance to Anderlecht—a club which essentially keeps afloat through producing a conveyor belt of young stars to eventually sell for large fees.
Puel was briefly linked with the Saint-Ettiene job earlier in the summer, but a move to Anderlecht would signal the Frenchman’s return to the fray as manager of a forward-thinking football club.