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Leicester City confirm Claude Puel as new manager

Claude Puel Credit: PA

Leicester City have confirmed that Claude Puel will be the Club’s new First Team Manager.

The 56-year-old Frenchman has signed a contract to June 2020.

He will take charge of his first Leicester City fixture this coming Sunday as the Foxes host to Everton at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League.

Claude will be supported by Michael Appleton, who retains his role as Assistant Manager.

Leicester City 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.

– Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha

Claude Puel 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.

– Claude Puel

Claude has managed teams in France’s Ligue 1, the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League.