Puel in at Leicester so that’s one down and one to go
Every time a Premier League manager gets the boot it brings panic among Burnley fans that Sean Dyche is on his way as we’ve seen with Crystal Palace, Southampton, Leicester and Everton since the end of last season.
The Palace concern seemed to go on and on until they appointed Frank de Boer while thankfully there was no repeat when he left with former England boss Roy Hodgson quickly brought in.
While Everton continue their search, the panic is over as far as Leicester are concerned. Tonight they appointed Claude Puel (pictured) who spent last season with Southampton, a season that ended with them in 8th place and playing in the League Cup final although that wasn’t enough for him to hang on to the job with Saints fans complaining at the negative football.
Leicester vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has described Puel as the perfect fit. While Leicester fans generally have given the appointment a thumbs down, Srivaddhanaprabha said: “Upon meeting Claude, his attention to detail, knowledge of our squad, understanding of our potential and his vision to help us realise it were extremely impressive.
“He quickly emerged as the outstanding candidate and I am delighted we will have the opportunity to reinforce our long-term vision, aided significantly by his expertise.”
So that leaves Everton where, hopefully, the owners will listen to the players and chairman Bill Kenwright and appoint former Claret David Unsworth who is currently in caretaker charge. He boldly left out big summer signings Michael Keane and Gylfi Sigurdsson tonight at Chelsea and his team gave a very good performance despite the result.
Until he, or someone else, gets the job, our concerns will continue. But that’s the way it’s going to be from now on when clubs at Premier League level decide on a change.Share this page :