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If reports are to be believed, Claude Puel’s relationship with the players and his colleagues at Leicester City has hit the rock-bottom and the Frenchman might well receive the marching orders in the weeks to come. Puel took over the reins from Craig Shakespeare last season and led Leicester’s resurgence from a bottom half team to guide the Foxes to a respectable 9th place finish in the Premier League.
Puel has spent the last 14 months at the King Power Stadium but has a dismal record, having won only 20 of his 56 games in charge. Reports claim that the club’s squad is barely on speaking terms with the manager and the players are unhappy with the Frenchman’s style of play. The Daily Mail also claims that Puel has cut an isolated figure for much of the season, showing complete disregard for the decision of the fitness and management staff.
It has also come to light that some of the key players believe that the manager is not playing to their strengths and the Frenchman has been criticized for his bizarre team selection.
Leicester currently sit 12th in the standings after a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace last week and the Foxes have Chelsea, Manchester City and Cardiff City coming up before the end of the year.
These 3 games might well decide Puel’s future at East Midlands and a defeat against Cardiff might prompt the club hierarchy to pull the trigger on the Frenchman. The Foxes have identified Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers as a potential high-profile replacement.