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In today’s Fiver: Claude Puel, Argentinian needle and prayers going viral

What has Claude Puel ever done for Southampton? Apart from the eighth-placed finish in the Premier League (a position that got Mauricio Pochettino a job at Tottenham after one season in charge), a trip to Wembley in the Carling Cup final against Manchester United (after beating Arsenal and Liverpool earlier in the competition), the wine, the willingness to speak English from the get-go, the patience and bravery to blood youngsters like Jack Stephens, Josh Sims, Sam McQueen, Harrison Reed, the coaching ability to bring the best out of more established professionals like Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse, Nathan Redmond, Maya Yoshida, the astuteness to make promising, relatively inexpensive signings like Manolo Gabbiadini, Sofiane Boufal, and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg? But apart from that, what has former Southampton manager Claude Puel ever done for them?

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