Leicester Boss Claude Puel Insists He Is Not On The Brink Of Sack After Just One Premier League Game


CLAUDE PUEL has rubbished reports that he is on the verge of being sacked by Leicester just one game into the new season.

The 56-year-old is currently the bookmakers favourite to be axed first in the top-flight, but the Frenchman has laughed off rumours surrounding his future.

Getty – Contributor Leicester boss Claude Puel has shrugged off reports he is close to getting the sack at the King Power Stadium

EPA Puel’s side narrowly lost out to Manchester United last week as they lost 2-1 at Old Trafford

Puel’s side put in a spirited performance against Manchester United last time out, but ultimately came up short as they lost 2-1 at Old Trafford.

While Leicester also lost five out of their last seven games at the end of last campaign.

It has been claimed that the ex-Southampton manager has just two games to save his job, with Thierry Henry and Roberto Martinez the frontrunners to replace him.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s clash against newly-promoted Wolves at the King Power Stadium, Puel said: “It’s just speculation.

PA:Press Association It has been claimed that Puel, 56, has just two games left to keep his job with the Foxes

Reuters Puel’s men lost five out of their last seven Premier League games at the end of last season

“I would be happy for my successor, because he would have a good team, a good squad, with good basics, a good intensity and a good mentality, all perfect for him.

“I can’t comment on speculation. I don’t bet and I don’t do the lottery – it’s not my way.

“My job is to build something with Leicester; to continue to develop this club, to develop the players and the squad. After this, if people are angry or not satisfied, that is my concern.

“It is not the first time, it will not be the last.”

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