Leicester in advanced talks with Claude Puel over vacant manager’s job

• Former Southampton head coach is leading contender to replace Shakespeare
• Frenchman could be in place before Sunday’s home match against Everton

Leicester City are in advanced talks with the former Southampton head coach Claude Puel about taking a similar role at the King Power Stadium following last week’s dismissal of Craig Shakespeare.

The club have interviewed several candidates for the position that has been held on a temporary basis by Michael Appleton for the past two matches and the Frenchman made a positive enough impression to be invited back for further discussions. If those talks go well, Puel could be appointed before Sunday’s home match against the other Premier League team currently without a full-time manager, Everton.

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