Claude Puel relishing Leicester chance


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New Leicester boss Claude Puel says he wants to “make the fans happy” after replacing Craig Shakespeare.

The Foxes opted to part company with Shakespeare after a poor start to the season, with Leicester currently in 14th place and just one point clear of the relegation places.

Puel was in charge of Southampton last season but had his contract terminated after the campaign came to an end and he is delighted to have another chance in the Premier League.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the Frenchman said: “It’s the first time that I have taken a club in the middle of the season but I think it’s a good opportunity for me to come back in a good club with fantastic fans.

“It’s been an interesting and busy day. After Southampton, I wanted to take one season to recover and then take a good project at the end of the season.”

He added: “When you receive a project like Leicester, it’s a good possibility. They have good potential, it is an ambitious club. I am here to make the fans happy.”

Puel has signed a three-year deal at the King Power Stadium and will oversee his first game in charge on Sunday when Leicester host Everton.

Leicester are 2.15 to claim all three points, a win for Everton is 3.40 and a draw can be backed at 3.40.

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