FOOTBALL – ASSE Mercato : Big support to Claude Puel in difficulty

A player that Claude Puel had under his command at OGC Nice and ASSE gave him his support after the match between the Stephanois and Stade Brestois, last Sunday at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium (1-2).

ASSE: Honorat argues for Puel’s retention

Claude Puel is in trouble at ASSE. His team was almost relegated last season and is poorly ranked in the current season. General manager and coach of Les Verts, he is at the center of the new project of the Loire club, but rumors say he is on an ejection seat. However, a former protege of the coach believes that he is indeed the right man for the job at AS Saint-Etienne. “Fortunately, you need him (Claude Puel, editor’s note). Otherwise, who will take the reins? Who else but him would be the right man for the job? ” asked Franck Honorat in Poteaux-Carres. “He took over the club in a very complicated context that has not improved much since. I knew this coach in Nice as in Sainte. He’s a builder, a coach trainer. I think we should give him time,” pleaded the striker transferred by ASSE to Brest during the summer mercato 2020.

The Brest striker justifies the difficulties of the Greens

Franck Honorat

Fourteenth in Ligue 1, Claude Puel‘s team is almost guaranteed to stay in the elite. Franck Honorat has no doubt that Sainté will be in Ligue 1 next season, despite its current financial worries. “We said that there are financial problems, that we can’t buy players. That’s what has slowed down. […] I think that the Greens will maintain their position. I’m not worried,” reassured Franck Honorat. Recall that Claude Puel signed a contract for three seasons when he arrived on October 4, 2019 and is bound to ASSE until June 30, 2022. Nevertheless, he could be dismissed if the Loire club, currently put up for sale, is bought by other investors.

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