Claude Puel becomes the new Leicester City Manager

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After conversations were initiated last week, the Foxes have confirmed the appointment of Claude Puel, who guided Southampton to eight place in the Premier League last season as well as the League Cup final.
Having previously managed the likes of AS Monaco, Lille, Lyon and Nice, the Frenchman will be supported by Michael Appleton, who retains his role as Assistant Manager.
Craig Shakespeare was dismissed last week after just four months in charge, and Puel was the favourite to take over. Leicester Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “When we began the process of identifying a new manager, the Board quickly established the profile of candidate we needed to take the Club forward and Claude Puel was a perfect fit."
"Upon meeting Claude, his attention to detail, knowledge of our squad, understanding of our potential and his vision to help us realise it were extremely impressive. He quickly emerged as the outstanding candidate and I am delighted we will have the opportunity to reinforce our long-term vision, aided significantly by his expertise."

The 56-year-old coach said: "It’s a great privilege to become the new manager of Leicester City – a club whose values and ambitions are closely aligned to my own. The opportunity to help the Club build on its remarkable recent achievements is a truly exciting one and I’m looking forward to working with the owners, players, staff and supporters to deliver further lasting success."

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