Introducing: The man Leicester City would be foolish to get rid of, Claude Puel

Introducing: The man Leicester City would be foolish to get rid of, Claude Puel

Despite their shock third round FA Cup exit to Newport County, Leicester City currently find themselves in a good period.

The Foxes have enjoyed victories against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Manchester City and Everton, wins that have taken them to seventh in the Premier League table.

Yet you cannot help but feel manager Claude Puel is one loss away from getting the sack with the Frenchman often under intense scrutiny and his job constantly rumoured to be on the line.

Any potential decision to get rid of Puel, though, is one Leicester could easily live to regret.

While the football under Puel may not always be the most entertaining to watch, which proved to be the main factor behind his sacking at Southampton, no one can claim the 57-year-old does not get results — and some very big ones to add.

A 3-1 win over Arsenal in the penultimate round of Premier League fixtures last season helped Puel lead Leicester to a ninth-place finish while, as previously mentioned, victories versus Chelsea and Manchester City now have the Foxes sitting only behind the division’s top six clubs.

Having won the 2015/16 Premier League title before going on a good Champions League run the following campaign, perhaps expectations at King Power have now become unrealistic.

Considering the strength of their squad, ninth in the Premier League with a potential finish two spots above to follow this time round would really be excellent work done by Puel.

Bar another sporting miracle like the one during the 2015/16 season, Leicester are unlikely to find another manager capable of guiding the team way the ex-Nice boss has so far (to ninth and possibly seventh), and supporters and the club would be wise to remember that.

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