''That Is The Last Straw'' - Leicester City Boss Favourite To Be Sacked As Angry Fans Call For His Head
The pressure on Leicester City manager Claude Puel cranked up a notch in the wake of his side's shock defeat to Newport County in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday evening.
Despite guiding the Foxes to seventh place in the Premier League table, patience amongst fans is wearing thin and many took to Twitter to call for Puel to be sacked.
Well played Newport, you deserved that. We were terrible. Bye bye Puel - that’s twice in a few weeks you have underestimated the importance of cup competitions to Leicester fans. [@radiothechis]
The 57-year-old has taken charge of 61 matches since being appointed Leicester boss in October 2017, winning 25, drawing 13, losing 23.
The big issue for many fans is his failure to respect the cup competitions as he bizarrely played a weakened side in the EFL Cup quarter-final defeat to Manchester City last month and he then rotated for the FA Cup clash with Newport County, who picked up a well-deserved 2-1 win to progress to the fourth round of the competition on Sunday.
Looking forward to the excuses Puel comes out with. Why on earth do @LCFC feel the need to rest players? Champions again? I don’t think so, top 4? I don’t think so, relegation? Deffo not! What is he thinking? Get him out now, The travelling fans deserve so much more. [@Adi14]
It has been a swift fall from grace for Puel...
The difference a month makes during the festive period for Puel + Leicester.
Dec 22 - Win 0-1 (a) to Chelsea
Dec 26 - beat Man City 2-1 at (H)
Dec 29 - Lose to 17th pos. Cardiff
Jan 6 - Exit FA Cup to Lge 2 outift Newport County.
Radio call-ins received calls for Puel to be shown the door too...
However, not everyone is convinced that Puel should be given the chop just yet.
How can anyone want Puel out when your over achieving in the league.. [@AaronHeadley1]
Puel (apart from James) choose a decent team. Poor finishing, effort and decision making let us down today. Todays on the players, not the manager! #lcfc [@JCoales]
The bookmakers swiftly slashed the odds of Puel being the next Premier League manager to leave his post, with BetVictor cutting his odds from 4/1 to 13/8 - he is now joint-favourite with Huddersfield's David Wagner to be the next man sacked.