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Leicester City appoint ex-Southampton manager Claude Puel

Claude Puel presided over 19 wins, 10 draws and 18 defeats in all competitions at Southampton (Image credit: Getty Images)

Leicester City have appointed ex-Southampton boss Claude Puel as their new manager on a three-year deal. Puel becomes the Foxes’ third manager this year, replacing Craig Shakespeare who succeeded Premier League title winner Claudio Ranieri in February. Puel, 56, led the Saints to eighth in his first season in charge, as well as reaching the EFL Cup final, but the Frenchman was ...

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Leicester star Ahmed Musa opens his own petrol station in Nigeria

(Image credit: Ahmed Musa/ Instagram)

It is not uncommon for footballers to dip their toes into the world of business to set themselves up for life post-retirement. After all, the playing career of a footballer is a short one… but not many can boast a business portfolio like Leicester forward Ahmed Musa’s. The Nigeria star is only 24, but he has just opened a petrol ...

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Carabao Cup fourth round: Tottenham to play West Ham, Manchester United face Swansea trip


Holders Manchester United will travel to Swansea in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. Jose Mourinho’s side beat Championship Burton 4-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday night to secure their place in the draw. Chelsea, 5-1 winners against Nottingham Forest, will welcome Everton – who beat Sunderland 3-0 – to Stamford Bridge. Tottenham host London rivals West Ham at ...

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Leicester City 2-0 Liverpool: Foxes knock wasteful Reds out of Carabao Cup


Leicester punished wasteful Liverpool to clinch a 2-0 win and dump the Reds out of the Carabao Cup. Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani struck in the second half after Jurgen Klopp’s side failed capitalise on their first-half dominance. Dominic Solanke, Philippe Coutinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain missed decent chances before Liverpool wilted after the break. They allowed Leicester to recover from ...

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Fifa rejects Leicester City’s application for midfielder Adrien Silva

Adrien Silva has scored one goal in 20 games for Portugal (Image credit: Getty Images)

Fifa has rejected Leicester City’s application to register midfielder Adrien Silva after the club missed the deadline by 14 seconds. The Foxes signed the midfielder from Sporting Lisbon for £22m but finalised parts of the deal near the close of the summer transfer window on 31 August. Silva’s registration was not completed in time with football’s governing body meaning he ...

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Arsenal beat Leicester in breathtaking Premier League opener


Substitute Olivier Giroud headed in a dramatic late winner as Arsenal fought back to beat Leicester City in a thrilling start to the 2017-18 Premier League season. Alexandre Lacazette headed the Gunners ahead 94 seconds into his top-flight debut, Shinji Okazaki nodding in the equaliser just two minutes later. Vardy slid the visitors ahead from Marc Albrighton’s cross, only for ...

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Trapped in two places: Daniel Amartey’s Leicester predicament


Ahead of Leicester City’s trip to Arsenal on the opening weekend of the 2017/2018 Premier League season, Citi Sports’ Benjamin Nketsia wonders if Daniel Amartey is being properly utilised by the Foxes. Making a quick stop at both the Leicester City official website as well as the Premier League website before putting anything down was essential. I needed to fully ...

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Swansea reject Leicester bid for Sigurdsson, set £50m price tag


Swansea City have set an asking price of £50m for midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson after rejecting an offer worth around £40m from Leicester. Sigurdsson, 27, scored nine goals and made 13 assists to help save the Welsh club from relegation last season. Everton have long been interested in the Iceland playmaker, who said in May he was “not trying to leave” the Swans. ...

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Shakespeare confirmed as permanent Leicester manager


Leicester City have announced that Craig Shakespeare has signed a three-year contract to become the club’s permanent manager ahead of the 2017/18 Premier League season. “This is a really exciting opportunity for me to continue along this new path in my career and to continue to work with a club and a group of staff I’ve grown extremely close to,” ...

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