Leicester City hail Claude Puel as the “perfect fit”
Claude Puel becomes the next manager of Leicester City after agreeing a two-and-a-half year deal
October 26th, 2017
He didn’t last long at Southampton, although Claude Puel has been given another management opportunity in the Premier League, with Leicester City hiring the Frenchman on a contract which last until 2020.
Puel did take Southampton to last season’s EFL Cup final, although parted company at St Mary’s at the end of the season, with Manuel Pellegrini replacing a manager who previously won the Ligue 1 title with Monaco.
The club’s vice-chairman, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, described Puel as “a perfect fit”, with Craig Shakespeare having recently been relieved of his duties after previously replacing Claudio Ranieri.
“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,” Srivaddhanaprabha said. “He quickly emerged as the outstanding candidate.”
Puel said it as “a great privilege” to take the Leicester job. “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.