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Crystal Palace Destroy Leicester – Puel Pushed From Managerial Plank + Hodgson Takes Over From Robson – Tompkins Helps His Keeper!

Claude Puel Shown Exit Door As Crystal Palace Destroy Leicester

By Marc Gingell

 

2/2317:30King Power StadiumLeicester1Crystal Palace4
A TaylorJonny Evans 64′Michy Batshuayi 40′
Att. 31,778Wilfried Zaha 70′, 90+3′
Luka Milivojevic 81′ pen

Puel and Hodgson

Claude Puel and Roy Hodgson are two old school team managers who let their players celebrate goals whilst they might punch the air in a show of emotion. They’re not the type to run up and down the touch line or even on the pitch. They are more reserved.

Crystal Palace Destroy Leicester - Puel Pushed From Managerial Plank + Hodgson Takes Over From Robson - Tompkins Helps His Keeper!
Pattaya One. Roy Hodgson. Still going strong at 71 years and 198 days.

Roy Hodgson

At Leicester Hodgson, at 71 years of age and 198 days, took over from Bobby Robson to become the oldest manager to take charge of a team in a Premier League game. His team celebrated the occasion by knocking four past Leicester and getting closer to Premier League survival.

Crystal Palace Destroy Leicester - Puel Pushed From Managerial Plank + Hodgson Takes Over From Robson - Tompkins Helps His Keeper!
Pattaya One. Michy Batshuayi celebrates his first Crystal Palace goal.

Claude Puel

After the game Puel, when questioned, shrugged his shoulders a few times and didn’t really seemed that interested. Not long after that he cleared out his managers desk. The problem with Claude is that he’s never been a fans favorite. He’s a bit boring. A bit safe. At Southampton, despite the team finishing in a good position, the fans wanted him out and they got their wish. But they might wish they’d kept him as  they’ve struggled since.

Crystal Palace Destroy Leicester - Puel Pushed From Managerial Plank + Hodgson Takes Over From Robson - Tompkins Helps His Keeper!
Pattaya One. Claude Puel pointing to the exit door at Leicester.

Newport Hangover 

Leicester lost to Newport in the FA Cup where Puel, who said he respected the FA Cup, put out a weakened team. That might well have been the last straw for many Leicester fans. A good cup run might well have saved his job. It’s been downhill since that defeat and now he’s gone.

Who Comes In?

Celtic’s Brendon Rodgers appears to be in the frame along with former boss Nigel Pearson. Leicester seem safe from relegation so there’s no point in bringing in Sam Allardyce is there?

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