Claude Puel relieved of duties after Crystal Palace defeat

Leicester City have sacked manager Claude Puel after suffering a 4-1 defeat against Crystal Palace in the premier league.

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The former Lille boss had been dismissed by Southampton in June 2017 and arrived at Leicester four months later succeeding Craig Shakespeare.

Puel, 57 years old, was sacked having lost five of their last six league games with the club 12th in the Premier League.

The Frenchman guided Leicester to a ninth-place finish in the Premier League in his first season but the club

A statement from the club website

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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