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Claude Puel: “I am still the right man for Leicester”

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Things haven’t gone as smooth as Claude Puel would have liked at Leicester and his job is in threat.

Claude Puel

Leicester City manager Claude Puel has failed to build on his promising start at the Kings Power Stadium; but he feels there’s no reason to believe he isn’t going to put Leicester on the European map in the future.

Despite the poor recent form (with just five wins in last 20 games), Leicester will finish 9th this season, their second top-10 finish in the Premier League post 2000.

There have been fans calling for his head at Kings Power, but the owners publicly backed the manager last week, while the Foxes  prepare for the final match-day visit to the Wembley Stadium.

“We will see if it is possible or not but I have a good feeling because it is the most important thing for the club,” Puel told, as quoted by Sky Sports.¬†

“I didn’t come here just for some games and to try to save the club. I want the project, I want to work to develop the play and the squad.

“For example we have finished ninth or maybe eighth but we have finished in the top 10 only two times for 18 years.

“This is a fact. This club needs consistency and to develop something strong, with solidity and strength. This needs time and we need also to work hard in the summer in the transfer window.

Leicester’s poor run ended their early Europa League hopes this season. Much of that broils down to the side’s necessity to improve the squad according to the former Southampton manager.

“We need to improve this team and develop some good players also. We will see the results next season.

“It is important to understand this and to have a good consistency in our work during the difficulties. A manager needs to keep the way in all conditions.”

He continued: “We cannot live with regrets. One time after the saving the club we tried to play for seventh place in the table, and with different problems we didn’t succeed.

“I have no regret about this. Perhaps we weren’t ready for this. For the next season we have to strengthen the team and also in our character and desire. We must be consistent.”

 

 

 

 

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