Whilst it has not yet been made official, Claude Puel’s dismissal from his post as Southampton manager is the worst kept secret in football at this moment with the two parties believed to be negotiating a fair severance package after the Frenchman completed just one season in the Premier League. Those in power at St.
The level of scrutiny on Brendan Rodgers this season, having acquiesced wholesale changes to his backroom staff over the summer, was always going to be more intense having spent in excess of £70 million to improve on last year’s dismal campaign, but it still seems obscene that he should be under pressure after just five
The English Premier League – a league which boasts the highest TV revenues – 3 billion is the current deal and the next deal, spanning 2016 to 2019, will be worth 5.14 billion. Even the bottom-placed club will bring in 80 million, a sum which comfortably dwarfs that of any other league in the world.