- Claude Puel: Leicester City 'part company' with manager after 16 months in charge17:43 | 24/02/2019
Leicester City have “parted company” with manager Claude Puel.
City lost 4-1 at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday in what proved to be Puel’s final game after 16 months in charge.
Puel, 57, leaves the club 12th in the Premier League having lost five of their last six league games.
The Frenchman guided Leicester to a ninth-place finish in the Premier League in his first season but the club are now looking for their fourth permanent manager in 23 months.
Saturday’s defeat meant Leicester have lost four consecutive home Premier League games for the first time since January 2000 and conceded the first goal in 19 Premier League matches this season – more than any other side.
Puel was appointed on a three-year deal in October 2017, succeeding Craig Shakespeare who in turn followed 2015-16 Premier League winning manager Claudio Ranieri in managing the club.
The former Lyon boss had been dismissed by Southampton in June 2017 and arrived at Leicester four months later with the club third from bottom of the league.
He led them to ninth in the table, just their second top-10 finish in the Premier League since 2000.
Source – BBC News
Portrait of famous people
- Le Huynh Duc is former captain of Vietnamese national Football team. He is currently coaching SHB Ðà Nẵng.
- Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is to retire at the end of the season.
- Striker Le Cong Vinh is playing for SLNA
- Lionel Messi became the best scorer in a year with 91 goals in 2012.