Claude Puel appeared out of sync with players and supporters at Leicester | Paul Doyle

Manager’s departure always seemed likely while he failed to embrace mission to diversify from 2016 title-winning methods

The notion that Brendan Rodgers would be a refreshing change from Claude Puel at Leicester City is laughable on at least one level. After all, just last Thursday Rodgers trumpeted Celtic’s elimination from the Europa League by Valencia as “one of the proudest moments I’ve had as a coach or a manager … we were so superior in the game … our shape was absolutely brilliant”.

Rodgers, who in the buildup to the 1-0 defeat had dismissed suggestions he needed to adapt his overly intricate approach to improve results against top European sides, hailed vindication in defeat. His team, he said, had performed well only to be undone by misfortune and the odd individual error. Sound familiar? Puel spent most of the past year saying similar things, albeit with a less cheery demeanour. After the 4-1 home walloping on Saturday by Crystal Palace, Leicester could bear no more such talk from the Frenchman.

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Source: Football News
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