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Leicester looking for new coach after Puel sacking
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Leicester looking for new coach after Puel sacking

London, Feb 25 : Leicester City are looking for a new coach on Monday after the Premier League club parted company with Claude Puel, who had been in charge for 16 months at the King Power Stadium.

Puel was sacked on Sunday following Leicester's 4-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace 24 hours earlier, a result which leaves the club 12th in the table after a run of six defeats from their last seven games, including an embarrassing FA Cup exit to fourth tier Newport County.

"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," read the statement on the Leicester City website. "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 statement added.

Celtic boss Brenden Rodgers has poured cold water on speculation linking him with the post, saying he is focused on leading the club to another Scottish title, while other candidates include former Huddersfield boss, David Wagner, former Celtic boss and former Leicester player, Neil Lennon and even Rafael Benitez, who is known to be unhappy with the lack of funds available at Newcastle United.

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