Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier has backed the club's decision to part ways with manager Claude Puel.
Puel was sacked from his role on Wednesday, despite leading the club to eighth place in the Premier League table and an appearance in the EFL Cup final.
However, Le Tissier - who made 543 appearances for the Saints during his playing career - has claimed that the club's board were right to have concerns over their style of play and the amount of goals they scored last season.
Totally get why fans of other teams think Claude Puel was treated harshly, however saints fans and board have a deeper understanding 👍🏻— Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) 15 June 2017
Puel won 20 of his 53 matches in charge of Southampton, although he only registered 12 victories from 38 fixtures in the Premier League.