Puel dismisses talks of Vardy rift
Claude Puel has played down claims of a rift with Jamie Vardy and insists he has a strong relationship with the Leicester striker.
The striker was filmed apparently upset Puel was speaking to Paul Pogba on the pitch after the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United last weekend.
The footage could have been interpreted that the outburst was directed at the Frenchman.
But Puel - who is understood to be under pressure after some inconsistent performances this term - insisted there are no problems with the forward.
He said: "I have a good relationship with him. We know Jamie - after he lost he is angry, it's normal for a player.
"If I thought one of my players was disrespectful to me or the club there would be a sanction but that was not the case."
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