Leicester City fans will have been delighted today as the news broke earlier this morning that Claude Puel had been sacked. The Foxes have been waiting for this day for a very long time and despite impressive wins against Manchester City and Chelsea at the back end of last year, the Frenchman’s chopping and changing and rigid system has cost him his job.
Leicester City Football Club has today (Sunday) parted company with Claude Puel, who leaves his position as First Team Manager with immediate effect.https://t.co/VoZnGBJ8Up
— Leicester City (@LCFC) February 24, 2019
This brings Puel’s second sacking as a manager in the Premier League. He was previously dismissed by Southampton after one season in charge in which he reached the League Cup final and came 8th in the Premier League. After that, the Frenchman was snapped up by the Foxes and didn’t last much longer in Leicestershire than he did on the South Coast.
The Frenchman was appointed by the Foxes to replace the previously sacked Craig Shakespeare in October at a time when the former Premier League winners were struggling. Puel did a reasonable job, though, coming 9th in the league and reaching the quarter-finals of both domestic cups. This season, though something has had to give as the tactics and team selections have continually frustrated the fans.
You can read the Foxes’ thoughts on the Puel sacking here:
This moment was inevitable. Sorry, Puel.
— Wilson | Shadrach (@iam_wilsons) 24 February 2019
Good decision Top.
— Duncan Keene (@KeeneTiger) February 24, 2019
Outstanding news for a Sunday morning.
— Scott (@_flipflopflyer_) 24 February 2019
— Ross Edmondson (@Ross_Edmo) February 24, 2019
Long overdue. Yesterday’s performance was totally unacceptable
— Matthew Walne – The Personal Finance Director (@MatthewWalne) 24 February 2019
Best news for quite some time, so happy he has gone, can back to loving football again.
— ruds72 (@rudslcfcfox72) February 24, 2019
The Foxes are delighted to see that Puel’s gone and will hope they can bring in someone who’s prepared to play football ton their strengths.