Leicester City sack Claude Puel as manager with immediate effect

File photo of Claude Puel. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team Leicester, UK Feb 24, 2019, 04.16 PM (IST)

Leicester City Sunday sacked Claude Puel as manager following four successive home defeats in the Premier League. 

City lost 4-1 at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday in what proved to be Puel's final game after 16 months in charge. He took over the reins in October 2017, replacing Craig Shakespeare.

It is the first time, since January 2000, that City has lost four home games and conceded the first goal in 19 Premier League matches this season - more than any other side.

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City have been winless since New Year's Day in all competitions, and sit 12th in the table and eight points off the seventh-placed Wolves,