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Leicester fans left fairly uninspired by the appointment of Claude Puel as the club’s new manager

The Frenchman will replace the recently sacked Craig Shakespeare

Leicester have another new manager, then. 

Former Southampton boss Claude Puel has been appointed the Foxes new gaffer, replacing well-known playwright Craig Shakespeare, who succeeded Premier League title winner Claudio Ranieri in February.


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Meet the new boss

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Meet the new boss

The Frenchman joins the club on a three-year deal, with caretaker boss Michael Appleton set to stay on as his assistant.

Appleton had taken charge after Shakespeare was sacked, just four months after he signed a three-year deal to take the job on a permanent basis.

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As you’d expect, many fans of the club have been left fairly uninspired by the news.

Puel led the Saints to a decent eighth-place finish in the league last season, but was often criticised for playing a bland style of football.

The writing was on the wall at the end of last season when he managed just one win from their final eight league matches, with his Southampton side scoring just once in their last six games.


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Here’s what some of the folks of Twitter had to say:

Special mention goes to Gary Lineker, who wins the Twitter irony award for this: 

Hmm, not overly positive, are they?

The 56-year-old’s first game in the dugout of the King Power will be against manager-less Everton at the weekend, with the club sat 14th in the Premier League table, just one point above the relegation zone.