Claude Puel appointed General Manager and Coach
AS Saint-Étienne is pleased to announce the nomination of Claude Puel to the position of General Manager and coach. The coach has committed to the club until 2022. His arrival illustrates the will of ASSE to continue the development of an ambitious Sports Project. Claude Puel will join the Management Board chaired by Roland Romeyer and which also includes Xavier Thuillot, named General Manager.
On the field, Claude Puel will be assisted by Jacky Bonnevay, who will be his primary assistant.
Claude Puel has always known how to give a game style to the teams for which he was responsible all while obtaining significant collective results. His ability to make players with great potential reach said potential outlines the profile of a true coach who knows how to stay the course. He shares with AS Saint-Étienne the values of hard work and humility.
Before becoming a recognized coach, Claude Puel was an exemplary player in regards of commitment and professionalism. Double champion Of France with AS Monaco in 1982 and 1988, he also won a Coupe de France in 1991 and played in the semifinals of the European Champions’ Club Cup in 1994.
Educator at heart and visionary manager, Claude Puel managed 577 Ligue 1 Conforama matches, which makes him the most experienced coach of the French Championship. He made history everywhere he went. In Monaco, he won a French Championship title (2000) and a Champions Trophy (2000). In Lille, where he stayed from 2002 to 2008, he grew the club that he led to 2nd place in the championship (2005) but also to the round of 16 of the Champions League. He was notably the architect of a historic success at the expense of AC Milan in San Siro. Elected best coach of Ligue 1 in 2006, Claude Puel structured the Northern club, contributing to the blossoming of several young players trained by the club, including Mathieu Debuchy and Yohan Cabaye.
Then, in Lyon, Claude Puel qualified the team for the semi-finals of the Champions League, which constitutes the best European performance in the history of the club. In Nice, he once again supported the progression of several youths all while obtaining 4th place in Ligue 1 to qualify for the UEFA Europa League.
This success has opened the doors to the Premier League where he allowed Southampton to reach the final of the League Cup against Manchester United before taking over Leicester, which he left last February.
👔 Bienvenue coach ! pic.twitter.com/uS9e9s3pqc— AS Saint-Étienne (@ASSEofficiel) October 4, 2019
- Saturday 14 Mar Official statement ASSE suspends its activities
- Sunday 08 Mar #ASSEFCGB Claude Puel : "We deserved much better"
- Saturday 07 Mar #ASSEFCGB Claude Puel : "In combat mode"
- Friday 06 Mar #ASSESRFC ASSE 2-1 Stade Rennais : the highlights
- Friday 06 Mar #ASSESRFC Claude Puel: "I congratulate them
- Wednesday 04 Mar #ASSESRFC Claude Puel : "Play at our best level"
- Wednesday 04 Mar #ASSESRFC Mahdi Camara : "A match unlike any other"
- Monday 02 Mar #Derby OL 2-0 ASSE : The highlights
- Sunday 01 Mar #Derby Claude Puel : "Move forward"
- Friday 28 Feb #DERBY Claude Puel : "Twice as much motivation"
- Friday 28 Feb #DERBY Yohan Cabaye : "Play with our head and our heart"
- Tuesday 25 Feb #ASSESDR Win a shirt signed by William Saliba
- Monday 24 Feb #ASSESDR Behind the scenes
- Sunday 23 Feb #ASSESDR Claude Puel : "Looking forward"
- Friday 21 Feb #ASSESDR Claude Puel : "React all together"
- Friday 21 Feb #ASSESDR Loïs Diony : "I am a warrior"
- Sunday 16 Feb #SB29ASSE Claude Puel : "Be aware of the situation"
- Saturday 15 Feb #SB29ASSE Claude Puel : "With the right mindset"
- Friday 14 Feb #SASASSE Claude Puel : "A true cup match"
- Wednesday 12 Feb #SASASSE William Saliba : "Seize our chance"
- Monday 10 Feb #MHSCASSE MHSC 1-0 ASSE : The highlights
- Sunday 09 Feb #MHSCASSE Claude Puel : "We need confidence"
- Friday 07 Feb #MHSCASSE Franck Honorat : "Quickly win again"
- Thursday 06 Feb #ASSEOM ASSE 0-2 OM : The highlights
- Wednesday 05 Feb #ASSEOM Claude Puel : "We gave it our all"
- Tuesday 04 Feb #ASSEOM Claude Puel : "We have to work our butts off"
- Tuesday 04 Feb #ASSEOM Loïc Perrin : "Show that we're not where we should be"
- Sunday 02 Feb #FCMASSE Claude Puel : "A lesson of efficiency"
- Wednesday 29 Jan #ASMASSE AS Monaco 0-1 ASSE : The highlights
- Wednesday 29 Jan #ASMASSE Claude Puel : "The victory of a team"
- Monday 27 Jan #ASMASSE Claude Puel : "We want to continue the adventure in the cup"
- Monday 27 Jan #ASMASSE Denis Bouanga : "We want to qualify"
- Monday 27 Jan #ASSENO ASSE 2-1 Nîmes : The highlights
- Saturday 25 Jan #ASSENO Claude Puel : "We had to fight"
- Thursday 23 Jan #ASSENO Claude Puel : "We'll have to fight"
- Thursday 23 Jan #ASSENO Wahbi Khazri : "Capable of doing great things"
- Sunday 19 Jan #PFCASSE Paris FC 2-3 ASSE : The highlights
- Saturday 18 Jan #PFCASSE Claude Puel : "We're building ourselves up in a difficult period"
- Friday 17 Jan #PFCASSE Claude Puel : "Desire to react"
- Friday 17 Jan #PFCASSE Yohan Cabaye : "Confidence is super important"