It’s been quite an odd season for our Southampton fans here in the Transfer Tavern.
It all began in the summer as it so often has with key figures leaving thanks to the departures of Ronald Koeman and Sadio Mane to Everton and Liverpool respectively.
Claude Puel was appointed thereafter, of course, and had to help steady the ship once again with Europa League football on the horizon too.
That, though, did not really go to plan as the Saints went out in the group stage leaving many to wonder just where the club were going in terms of progression under the Frenchman.
Of course, their EFL Cup run has been something to behold under the former Ligue 1 based boss but our landlord believes that even if he helps them win the final, Puel could still be sacked in the summer.
Here, then, are two reasons why that could be the case…