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St Étienne boss Claude Puel has told Stéphane Ruffier he won’t be #1 next season

L’Équipe report that Ligue 1 side St Étienne’s manager Claude Puel called on the phone on Wednesday 33-year-old goalkeeper Stéphane Ruffier to inform him that he will not be Les Verts’ first choice next season.

Puel quite publicly had a bust up with the shot-stopper earlier this season, removing him from 1st team activity entirely for an extended string of games owing to what Puel viewed as poor performances.

The ex-Leicester boss has elected to place 34-year-old goalkeeper Jessy Moulin as his starting XI man between the sticks for 2020/21.

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