Leicester City’s Super Eagles duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, have parted company with their club manager, Claude Puel, ACLSports reports.
Puel was sacked “with immediate effect” Sunday morning after another poor outing in the English Premier League for the 2016 champions.
“Leicester City has today parted company with Claude Puel, who leaves his position as First Team Manager with immediate effect,” the club said in an official statement.
The Frenchman has come under heavy criticism in recent times after the Foxes had won just once this year, a 0-1 defeat of Everton at Goodison Park on January 1.
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However, the 4-1 humiliation at home to Crystal Palace on Friday was their third consecutive defeat and sixth loss in the last seven matches in all competition.
Ndidi and Iheanacho were both in action on Friday as the Wilfred Zaha led Eagles decimated the Foxes in front of their home fans at the King Power stadium.
That defeat to Palace leaves Leicester 12th on the log on 32 points, and for the first time in almost two decades, the Foxes have lost four times in row at home.
“The Club would like to thank Claude for his efforts in leading the team during his 16 months in the role and wish him well in his future career,” the club added.
The Super Eagles stars and their team mates will be trained by First Team Coaches, Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler, supported by the Club’s established backroom staff, pending when the club will complete the process of appointing a new manager.
Up next for Ndidi and Iheanacho is a trip to the Amex stadium where they will battle compatriot, Leon Balogun’s Brighton and Hove Albion.