Date: 25th October 2017 at 7:49pm
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Leicester City have this evening confirmed the appointment of former Southampton manager Claude Puel as Craig Shakespeare’s replacement.

The Frenchman comes in as Shakespeare’s replacement and will take charge of his first game this weekend as we face Everton.

The 56 year old counts AS Monaco, Lille, Lyon and Nice as his former clubs managed and Michael Appleton remains in position as assistant manager.

He signs a deal keeping him in place until 2020.

Speaking to following his appointment, vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha explained.

‘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.’

Puel added.

‘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.’

He led Southampton to an eighth place finish in the 2016/17 campaign.

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