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REVEALED: Wenger recommended Puel to Southampton chiefs

Claude Puel is set to be named Southampton manager this week.

Sky Sports says talks remain ongoing between Southampton and the former Nice head coach Puel as a deal to appoint him as successor to Ronald Koeman edges closer.

An announcement confirming his arrival at St Mary's will be made by the end of the week.

The 54-year-old led unfancied Nice to within two points of Champions League in France last season and it's understood that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger advised the Saints during the process.

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