Leicester City sack Claude Puel after 16 months in charge

Leicester sacked their manager Claude Puel (Leicester City tweet)

Leicester City sacked their manager Claude Puel after 16 months in charge. They were beaten 4-1 at  home by Crystal Palace on Saturday. 

Puel was appointed on a three-year deal in October 2017, succeeding Craig Shakespeare who in turn followed 2015-16 Premier League winning manager Claudio Ranieri in managing the club.

Crystal Palace are currently 12th in the Premier League after losing five of their last six games.

Puel, 57 guided Leicester to a ninth-place finish in the Premier League in his first season but the club are now looking for their fourth permanent manager in 23 months.

Saturday made it four consecutive Premier League home defeats for Leicester – the first time since January 2000.

According to BBC Sports “they have conceded the first goal in 19 Premier League matches this season – more than any other side.”

Assistant manager Jacky Bonnevay will also leave the club, with first-team coaches Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler set to take temporary charge of the squad.

Leicester’s next game is at home in the Premier League against Brighton on Tuesday.

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