With his departure from the club made official this afternoon, L’Équipe report that Claude Puel’s sacking could cost Saint-Étienne between €1.5m and €1.8m in severance pay.
As former Toulouse manager Pascal Dupraz prepares to take the reins with the club rock bottom of Ligue 1, the club have reached an agreement to mutually end Puel’s contract.
The former Lyon and Leicester City manager had returned to his family in the south-west of France for the last nine days, since his suspension from his duties, as he waited for an agreement to be reached. Les Verts’ management were looking to avoid a situation that could end up in court, instead separating on amicable terms with Puel.
Dupraz had wanted to bring assistant Stéphane Bernard and physio Baptiste Hamid with him, although in the end only the latter will join him at ASSE. As a result, current interim Julien Sablé is expected to take up the assistant’s role.