Leicester City finally named Claude Puel as replacement for Craig Shakespeare was dismissed last week after a poor start to the new EPL season.
Claude Puel was sacked last summer after a decent spell with Southampton where he guarded them to an eight place finish in the League and a decent run to the League cup.
Puel has previously managed OGC Nice, Lyon, Lille and Monaco where he won League 1 tittle with them. He is a man of experience and should be well equipped for the job.
He has also said the club ambition matches his own and the job is a privilege. Leicester won the premier League 2 seasons ago and Puel also has such experience having won League 1 before.
“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.” he said on the club website.
The interim manager, Michael Appleton, will remain with the club as assistant manager.
Puel has signed a contract that will run until 2020, the current interim manager Michael Appleton will remain as the assistant coach. How that will work will depend on how Puel feels he could be integrated with his own backroom team.
Leicester City Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha was equally pleased with the appointment, saying:
“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.”