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Leicester City fire Claude Puel after run of six defeats in seven matches

Home defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday proves to be the final straw for the Premier League club's board

Claude Puel has been fired as Leicester City manager. Getty
Claude Puel has been fired as Leicester City manager. Getty

Leicester City have announced the sacking of manager Claude Puel.

The club's owners have acted after the 4-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday evening extended their miserable run to six losses in their last seven games, including a defeat to League Two side Newport in the FA Cup.

The Foxes have slipped to 12th place in the Premier League table, just eight points above the relegation places.

A statement released by the club said: "Leicester City Football Club has today (Sunday) parted company with Claude Puel, who leaves his position as first team manager with immediate effect.

"The club would like to thank Claude for his efforts in leading the team during his 16 months in the role and wish him well in his future career. Assistant manager Jacky Bonnevay also departs with the club's best wishes.

"First team coaches Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler, supported by the club's established backroom staff, will assume responsibility for the senior squad while the club begins the process of appointing a new manager.

"The board will make no further comment until this process is complete."

Updated: February 24, 2019 02:59 PM

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