Leicester City have parted company with manager Claude Puel, the club have confirmed on their official website.
The Foxes announced on Sunday that Puel has left the King Power Stadium. Puel joined the club in October 2017 but has struggled in the dugout this season.
Leicester are currently 12th in the Premier League but were beaten 4-1 by Crystal Palace on Saturday in what has proved to be the Frenchman’s final game in charge.
Indeed, the club have not won a game since New Year’s Day, when they defeated Everton 1-0 at Goodison Park.
Since then, Puel has seen his side beaten by Southampton, Wolves, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Palace in the Premier League, along with Newport County in the FA Cup. A surprise 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield is the last point the club picked up.
And Leicester fans are now anticipating the club’s next move, with many calling for either Brendan Rodgers or Rafael Benitez to come into the fold.
I’m genuinely torn between Rafa and Rodgers if I’m honest, slightly swaying towards Rafa for his record atm, we’ll end up with neither tho knowing @LCFC
— Mark (@Sparky_2266) February 24, 2019
Personally I’d like Wagner, but I do like Rodgers, he has done a fantastic job at Celtic. He seems a strong manager who is not afraid of the players. He did a good job at Liverpool too. LCFC
— Kev (@wignallLCFC) February 24, 2019
Benitez or Rodgers for @LCFC please! Make the right appointment for our fantastic club 🦊👍🏻🦊👍🏻🦊👍🏻
— Tim Deacon (@timdeacon71) February 24, 2019
Brendan Rodgers ASAP!! @LCFC
— Stuart Kinnaird (@stukinnaird) February 24, 2019
Arteta or Rodgers for me. Can’t see Rafa playing nice football with us and Wagner is a risk. #LCFC
— Matt Taylor (@_MattThePower) February 24, 2019
Ambition should rightly be the best of the rest outside the top six.
Not against a caretaker manager until the end of the season, but need someone with a long-term vision who can rebuild the club.
Brendan Rodgers would be my first choice and a perfect fit. #LCFC
— Jordan Halford 💚🦊🏴 (@JordanHalford) February 24, 2019
So Puel has had the sack at @LCFC. Personally, I’d go for Benitez or Rodgers to replace him.
— Andrew Maddox (@MaddoxAVFC) February 24, 2019
— Ashley Parker (@Ashleypp1986) February 24, 2019