Leicester City have officially announced the appointment of Claude Puel as the club’s new first team manager.
Being a gaffer possessing the resources of experience at crucial levels of the game, the French tactician has reported at the King Power Stadium, having managed teams in France’s Ligue 1 and the Premier League, which have also featured in the UEFA Champions League.
Claude, with the support of Michael Appleton, the prevailing assistant manager, is reportedly set to manage the Foxes this Sunday, as they host Everton at King Power Stadium.
The Vice Chairman of Leicester City, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, spoke about the club’s decision, by stating: “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.”
Taking over the Foxes, the Frenchman 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.”
The instrumental figure commenced his managerial career with AS Monaco – a club for which he played as an aggressive midfielder and winning many honours in the process. Having managed Southampton before, the tactician is expected to be aware of how the Premier League teams operate.
He has reportedly signed a three-year contract with the former English champions, extending up to June 2020.
Written by Hritwik NE
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