According to RMC, Claude Puel has been relieved of his duties as Saint Etienne manager following this afternoon’s 5-0 defeat to Stade Rennes.

The Green’, who remain bottom of the table on 12 points, have sent the former Lille, Lyon and Leicester manager a letter informing him of his suspension. He will now have a meeting with the club’s management which will lead to his sacking.

The 60-year-old manager has presided over a catastrophic season in which the team have only picked up two wins so far, and have been on a three-match losing streak.

Saint Étienne have conceded 37 goals this season in the league, same as Metz who’s also in the bottom three with 12 point’s from 17 games.

Claude Puel men had four-match unbeaten run between October and November, but that seems a distant memory, with three consecutive defeats leaving them two points from safety.