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Foxes to stick with Puel

22nd January 2019, 10:06 by Jack Ogalbe

The Leicester board have reportedly told Claude Puel that he will be given at least until the end of the season to win over the fans.

The Frenchman appears to split opinion with the Foxes faithful due to his quiet demeanour and results against lesser sides have seen some sections of the support call for a change.

While Puel has overseen wins against the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton in recent months, his side have also lost to the likes of Southampton and Cardiff, while his team selection was criticised after going out of the FA Cup to League Two Newport County.

Saturday's last gasp 4-3 reverse at Wolves stoked further ire from the fans and came on the back of a week of rumours tipping Celtic coach Brendan Rodgers to replace him.

Newcastle's Rafael Benitez, former Huddersfield chief David Wagner and Leonardo Jardim have also been mentioned as viable options should Puel be sacked but the board seem content with his work.

The 57-year-old's contract runs until the summer of 2020 and the hierarchy are believed to have reassured him that he will be given at least until the summer to try and get the fans back on side.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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