Claude Puel has been made the new manager of Leicester City Football Club.
The former Southampton boss has been signed on a three and half year deal.
Joining Leicester, Claude Puel becomes the third manager of the club in during this calendar year.
Previous managers Craig Shakespeare and Claudio Ranieri were both sacked because of poor performances by the team.
Puel, oversaw Southampton finishing 8th in the Premier League in his first season, and steering the side to the EFL Cup final.
He was however sacked in June.
Reports have it that interim manager Micheal Appleton, will remain as his assistant.
Appleton was placed in charge after Craig Shakespeare was fired, four months after he had sealed a deal to manage the club for three and half years.
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha who is the club’s Vice-Chairman described Claude Puel as a “perfect fit”.
“Upon meeting Claude, his attention to detail, knowledge of our squad, understanding of our potential and his vision to help us realise it were extremely impressive,”
“He quickly emerged as the outstanding candidate and I am delighted we will have the opportunity to reinforce our long-term vision, aided significantly by his expertise.” The Vice-Chairman said.
Claude Puel who was a former manager at Lyon, Lille and Monaco, spent 4 years in Nice before leaving to take over from Ronald Koeman at Southampton.
It is interesting to note however, that whilst Southampton did finish in the top 10, and reached the EFL final where they lost 3-2 to Manchester United, there were 16 losses in the League.
That is a huge number, and for a team like Leicester who have tasted Champions League football, it might not be good omens for them to lose that many games.
Puel was sacked after just one win in their last six games of the season and with a very poor goal scoring record, one goal in six games.
Will the Frenchman be able to find and develop the form that saw Leicester winning the title two seasons ago? Only time will tell.
His new side are 14th on the log, with just 2 wins out of 12. Its left to be seen if a revolution will occur, but they need to climb up the log before Christmas.
Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup Jersey Added To FIFA Museum
FIFA has announced that John Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup jersey has been added to the FIFA museum following the team’s victory against Iceland.
FIFA announced the information via its official Instagram handle, stating that the Super Eagles achieved a feat Argentina could not attain in the 2018 World Cup.
FIFA wrote “Argentina couldn’t claim three points against hardy newcomers, Iceland, but the @NG_Supereagles did – and they did it in style
The jersey worn by @Mikel_John_Obi at Nigeria’s 2-0 victory at the Volgograd Arena at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the FIFA Museum collection.”
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Argentina couldn't claim three points against hardy newcomers, Iceland, but the @NG_Supereagles did – and they did it in style 🤩🇳🇬 . The jersey worn by @Mikel_John_Obi at Nigeria's 2-0 victory at the Volgograd Arena at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the FIFA Museum collection 🙌⚽ . #SuperEagles #WorldCup #Russia2018 #worldcup2018 #volgograd #Nigeria #Iceland #FootballKit #Football #Soccer #FootballHistory
The Super Eagles of Nigerian Super Eagles defeat Iceland at the Volgograd Arena by 2-0 after Argentina settled for a 1-1 draw against the European country in the Group D opener.
Simone Biles Will Perform Amidst Kidney Stones Diagnosis
American gymnast Simone Biles is set to go on with the sporting competition amidst Kidney stones diagnosis.
Simone Biles says she won’t let kidney stones stop her from competing at the World Gymnastics Championship which begins Saturday 27th October. Simone takes to her Twitter page sharing a photo of herself on the hospital bed on Friday 0ctober 26th with a promise to be strong. The gymnast reveals that she has kidney stones but promises to join her team at the World Gymnastics Championship.
Biles says she is not letting the disease take a toll on her. She writes:
“Nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships.
This kidney stone can wait, doing it for my team.”
nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships
this kidney stone can wait…. 👊🏾 doing it for my team! ❤️ I’ll be gucci girls ! pic.twitter.com/rKkvuEQrKc
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) October 26, 2018
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Ronaldo pays special visit to Sir Alex Ferguson United Game
Portuguese attacker, Cristiano Ronaldo visited his former coach, Sir Alex Ferguson after his team Juventus outclassed Manchester United at Old-Trafford.
Ronaldo took to Twitter to share a picture of himself and Sir Alex Ferguson, stating that he learnt a lot of things from him.
He captioned the picture “A great coach and above all a wonderful man. Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss!”
A great coach and above all a wonderful man. Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss! pic.twitter.com/Ql4dcuJvCW
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 24, 2018
Ronaldo moved to United as a teenager in 2003 and was immediately handed the No.7 shirt vacated by David Beckham who, ironically, had joined Real Madrid.
Ronaldo won many laurels with Manchester United in his six years stay at Old Trafford, winning the first of his five Ballon d’Or awards at Old Trafford, as well as lifting three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Club World Cup.