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Ndidi, Iheanacho To Play Under New Coach At Leicester City

Ndidi, Iheanacho To Play Under New Coach At Leicester City

Super Eagles duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi will be working with a new manager at Leicester City after the club parted company with Claude Puel after 16 months in charge of the Foxes, Completesports.com reports.

Leicester City were thumped 4-1 at home by Crystal Palace in what was Puel’s last game.

The loss to Crystal Palace meant Leicester have lost four consecutive home Premier League games for the first time since January 2000 and conceded the first goal in 19 Premier League matches this season – more than any other side.

Puel, 57, leaves the club 12th in the Premier League having lost five of their last six league games.

The Frenchman guided Leicester to a ninth-place finish in the Premier League in his first season but the club are now looking for their fourth permanent manager in 23 months.

First-team coaches Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler will take temporary charge of the squad.

Leicester’s next game is at home in the Premier League against Brighton on Tuesday.

Puel was appointed in October 2017, succeeding Craig Shakespeare who in turn followed 2015-16 Premier League winning manager Claudio Ranieri in managing the club.

The former Lyon boss had been fired in June 2017 by Southampton and arrived at Leicester City four months later with the club third from bottom of the league.

Puel led Leicester City to ninth in the table, just their second top-10 finish in the Premier League since 2000.

By Johnny Edward

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  • I have been expecting this news. Our Country men clubs need lift. Waiting for Chelsea.

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  • One should not be happy at the news of any manager being sacked however in the case of Mr Claude Puel some part of me can’t help but rejoice at the sacking of this coach.

    I just don’t think he is a good man-manager! I don’t think he develops players as I have watched player after play under him deteriorate.

    Under him, Musa was relegated to under-23 football. This is the same player that will go ahead and score 2 stunning world cup goal to set the record of the first Leicester City player to score in the history of the world cup – Musa wasn’t that bad then was he????

    That decent Algerian striker Islam Slimani also deteriorated under his watch.

    Fousseni Diabaté, Shinji Okazaki, Marc Albrighton, Demarai Gray and Kasper Schmeichel are all players that either have stagnated or downright declined under his watch!

    Ndidi, i don’t even recognise Ndidi anymore. He is still doing the business but he doesn’t look exciting. He doesn’t light up the place; he doesn’t stamp his authority on games as you know he can.

    And Iheanacho, that one’s confidence is so far fallen under that you will need to drill a borehole to find it – all under this man’s watch.

    Good bye Mr Puel. We wish you good success wherever you go.

    What Leicester need right now is an Ole Gunner Solskjaer – someone who knows the ethos (the soul) of the club; someone who can bring the fun back and help all these under-performance players find and regain their confidence.

  • willz 5 years ago

    you are in the spirit

  • Dr. Drey 5 years ago

    But in all sincerity, I think we all need to start offering serious prayers for Iheanacho. I feel very sad seeing how well the likes of Laporte, Zinchenko, Manu, Rashford and all other contemporaries of Kele have all grown to become pivotal players for their teams. Even kyllian mbappe we dem jus born for we eyes so don dey break grounds whereas our own Kele isnt even holding any aces for a team like LCFC anymore. We really need to pray for d kid.

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