Claude Puel pays tribute to Vichai after Leicester City sacking

The 57-year-old Frenchman’s 16-month reign came to end after Saturday’s 4-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace

Calude Puel left the club after a 4-1 defeat by Crystal Palace
Calude Puel left the club after a 4-1 defeat by Crystal Palace

Claude Puel has spoken of his “honour” to have been given the opportunity to manage Leicester following his sacking on Sunday.

The 57-year-old Frenchman’s 16-month reign came to end after Saturday’s 4-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace.

That was Leicester’s sixth defeat in their last seven matches, a run that has seen them knocked out of the FA Cup by Newport and drop down to 12th in the Premier League, eight points above the relegation zone.

Puel said in a statement released through the League Managers Association: “I would like to thank everyone that I worked with at Leicester City Football Club. It was a privilege to work with the players, the staff and the management.

“It was my honour to work for the late and much loved Khun Vichai, who gave me the fantastic opportunity to manage his club and share some great moments with him.

“My mission at Leicester City Football Club ends here but I will continue to follow the performances of the team and wish the club all the best for the future.”

PA

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