Leicester City Set To Name New Manager
Having parted company with Craig Shakespeare after less than a year in the job, Leicester City are set to announce a new manager in the coming days.
Michael Appleton was put in charge as caretaker manager for Saturday's 2-1 victory over Swansea and last night's 3-1 Carabao Cup win against Leeds United, but the former Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers manager will now step aside with the Foxes set to appoint a new, permanent replacement for Shakespeare.
Not that telling Appleton he wasn't getting the job on a full time basis could have been an easy conversation to have:
Leicester boss Michael Appleton has made 8 changes tonight. I bet not one player has dared question him about it. pic.twitter.com/NBDRgT2EoG- Paddy Power (@paddypower) October 24, 2017
If Michael Appleton asks you to play out of position you are doing it :muscle: pic.twitter.com/SgNPwnFKmC- Jason Bolam (@JasonBolam) October 24, 2017
Instead of Appleton, it appears former Southampton manager Claude Puel will be handed the managerial reins at the King Power stadium, although the Frenchman's imminent appointment hasn't been greeted too enthusiastically by Foxes fans.
Puel lasted just one season at St. Mary's before bein replaced by Mauricio Pellegrino, over the summer. And while he did lead the Saints to the League Cup final and an eighth place Premier League finish, Southampton were 17 points worse off last season than they were the previous campaign under Ronald Koeman.
His interview went well and it now seems Claude Puel is set to be named the next Leicester boss.- Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) October 24, 2017
:middle_finger::middle_finger::middle_finger::middle_finger:- Steve Randall (@Wokingham_Fox) October 24, 2017
I've heard he's very defensive, not looking forward to this one- Taylor :open_hands: (@taylorys42) October 24, 2017
Claude Puel no fucking thank you pic.twitter.com/20HHDqFPWH- Gustavo (@lcfcshingler) October 23, 2017
Please tell me you're joking- James Moy (@jamesmoy92) October 24, 2017
An eighth place finish and a spot in the League Cup final would be a dream scenario for Foxes fans at this point, however, with the club currently lingering just a point above the relegation zone, having won only two out of their opening nine games.
Leicester fans, what do you make of the appointment? Are you as unhappy about it as the above fans or are you looking forward to seeing what Puel can bring to the club?
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