Southampton have begun a search for a new manager following the sack of Claude Puel just after one season.
The 55-year-old Frenchman, who was appointed in June 2016, was not able to convince fans, hence the decision by the club.
The former Monaco boss led Saints to eighth in the Premier League last season despite losing 16 games.
They also reached the League Cup final which is their first major since 2003 even though they suffered a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United in February.
A Southampton statement read: “The search for a new management team is under way. We are confident that we will find the right fit in line with the long-term vision of the club.
“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.”
Puel who was appointed on 30 June, 2016 is the third manager to leave Southampton in the past three years, following Mauricio Pochettino’s departure for Tottenham and Koeman’s move to Everton.
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