Leicester City sack manager Claude Puel

Leicester City Football Club has today parted company with Claude Puel, who leaves his position as First Team Manager with immediate effect.

The sacking comes after Saturday’s 4-1 defeat by Crystal Palace and just under a year-and-a-half since Puel replaced Craig Shakespeare at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes are without a win in their last seven matches and have slipped into the bottom half of the table, with Saturday’s home defeat leaving them in 12th position.

Puel’s future has been under scrutiny for some time after reportedly falling out with his main striker Jamie Vardy.

In a statement on their website, LCFC said: “The Club would like to thank Claude for his efforts in leading the team during his 16 months in the role and wish him well in his future career.”

“Assistant Manager Jacky Bonnevay also departs with the Club’s best wishes.”

“First Team Coaches Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler, supported by the Club’s established backroom staff, will assume responsibility for the senior squad while the Club begins the process of appointing a new manager.”

“The Board will make no further comment until this process is complete.”

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