Leicester appoint Claude Puel

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Leicester appoint Claude Puel

Leicester appoint Claude Puel

GLYN KIRK

AFP

Premier League side Leicester City have named Claude Puel as their new manager following Craig Shakespeare’s dismissal last week.

Leicester City have named Claude Puel as their new manager little over a week after Craig Shakespeare was dismissed from the post for the team's poor league form.

Puel to take the baton from Shakespeare

Leicester were crowned Premier League champions for the first time under Claudio Ranieri in 2015-16 but parted company with the Italian in February and despite a good recovery under Shakespeare at the end of last season, they are only a point above the relegation places this term.

The 56-year-old Puel has previously held coaching posts at Monaco, Olympique Lyon and Southampton. He will take charge of his first game on Sunday when the Foxes play host to another side who have just changed manager, Everton. This weekend's visitors Everton sacked Ronald Koeman on Monday and have brought in former player and U21s team coach David Unsworth as his replacment on an interim basis.

“When we began the process of identifying a new manager, the board quickly established the profile of candidate we needed to take the club forward and Claude Puel was a perfect fit”, said Leicester City vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha.

 

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