Claridge believes the former Espanyol boss has improved Saints.
‚ÄúI like him as a manager, he‚Äôs taken them to another level,‚ÄĚ he explained.
‚ÄúHe came at difficult time so what he‚Äôs achieved is great.
‚ÄúThey‚Äôre going after teams, they are playing at a tempo I have not seen them play at previously.
‚ÄúThere‚Äôs more clarity to their play.
‚ÄúThere was speculation whether Southampton play from the back or get it forward, but there is clarity now of what they do when they get the ball in certain areas.
‚ÄúHe got some half decent results and he saw them to safety.‚ÄĚ
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