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Introducing: The Leicester City player who is set to benefit most from Claude Puel’s sacking

Introducing: The Leicester City player who is set to benefit most from Claude Puel’s sacking

Claude Puel was sacked as Leicester City manager towards the end of February in a development that would have delighted some of the King Power faithful. 

While the Frenchman would argue the Foxes picked up some great results under him and were often in a decent league table position, the football was not always great, much to the frustration of supporters.

They, however, are unlikely to be the only ones glad to see the back of Puel with a certain centre-forward probably pleased with the 57-year-old’s firing, too.

Jamie Vardy had endured a fractious relationship with Puel with the Telegraph just one outlet to report just how bad the atmosphere has been overall at Leicester’s training ground under the former Southampton boss’ reign.

And that fractious relationship between the two had largely been down to Vardy’s discontent with how the team had been playing with Puel at the helm.

As a No.9 whose game is built on receiving quick and direct passes on transition, Vardy has often been on the periphery of matches with Puel insistent on his side holding onto the ball and being patient when it comes to trying to carve out a chance.

Considering that, the sacking of Puel could now really benefit Vardy, though some would be quick to point out that Brendan Rodgers is a coach who likes to see his teams on the ball, too.

A better relationship than what he had with Puel with Rodgers, though, could easily see the Celtic boss install a style that Vardy is more compatible with.

In essence, the two might have to meet each other halfway, something that was never going to happen when it came to the 32-year-old and his ex-manager.

And if they do, if Rodger does find a way to keep Vardy happy and firing, then there will not be a bigger beneficiary of Puel’s dismissal at the King Power than the Leicester striker.

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