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Southampton FC manager sacked 'with immediate effect'

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Southampton Football Club has tonight confirmed it has terminated manager Claude Puel's contract with immediate effect.

In a statement, the Club said:

"Everyone at Southampton would like to express our thanks to Claude for his hard work and commitment this year. The highlight of the season was a memorable day at Wembley in the EFL Cup Final, a day our fans will always treasure.

We wish Claude well for the future.

The search for a new management team is underway. We are confident that we will find the right fit in line with the long term vision of the club."

Saints fans prepare for EFL cup final

Thousands of hopeful Saints fans travelled up to Wembley this morning for the much anticipated EFL cup final game against Manchester United. The team have only made it to the final once before and that was nearly forty years ago. Juliette Fletcher was with the fans as they set off.

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Southampton FC suspend Osvaldo for 2 weeks

Southampton Football Club have suspended player Dani Osvaldo after an incident at the club's training ground.

The club say they have 'taken swift and proper action for what it considers a breach of the conduct expected of its players."

The 28-year-old will sit out of the FA Cup forth-round tie with Yeovil this weekend.

He will also miss out on playing against Arsenal and Fulham in the Premier League.

Dani Osvaldo will sit out of the FA Cup game against Yeovil this weekend Credit: Press Association
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