Claude is the Newest Fox: Leicester Confirm Puel Appointment

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Well that didn't take long. Barely a week after getting rid of Craig Shakespeare, Leicester City have confirmed that the new man to take them forward is French gaffer Claude Puel (whom spotkick searched for a pun for, but couldn't quite).

Puel, who is Leciester's third manager this calendar year, was manager of Southampton last season in the Premier League, whom opted to discard eighth place and a League Cup final as a barometer of success, but decided to relieve him of this duties as a result of the team's style of play under his stewardship (that’s not going well for them). The Frenchman was seen as the 'outstanding candidate' by Leicester chairman Vrichai Srivaddhaprabha, who was impressed by his 'attention to detail, knowledge our squad, understanding of our potential and his vision to help us realise it...'.

Puel has spent most of his managerial career in France's Ligue 1, where he won the title with Monaco in 2001, led Lille to UEFA Champions League football in successive years, took Lyon to a European semi-final, and finished fourth with Nice.

He is renowned for his grooming of young talents- Eden Hazard and Thierry Henry amongst others-, but his tenure at Lyon also took criticism for a dreary style of football, so that could be a bit of a dark... Claude? (ha!!! pun!!).

 

His first game of his new managerial assignment is a home clash against Everton.

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