Rafael Benitez has side-stepped speculation that he could succeed Claude Puel at Leicester.
You may know you’ll never achieve the impossible again, but that doesn’t mean you settle for the mundane.
“He is happy to continue this project,” says Puel, who might want a word with Kasper’s old man…
The striker only appeared from the bench, missing a penalty with his first touch, in Leicester’s 3-1 defeat to Tottenham.
Did Jamie Vardy call Claude Puel a “f***ing k***head”? The Leicester boss insists they have “a good relationship”.
The Foxes have taken points off Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool recently. Also lost to Newport, mind.
Claude Puel feels it’s unreasonable to expect Leicester to be higher. But it’s about moving forward, if not upward…
Claude Puel admits disappointment with Leicester is “normal”. But he’s not really that bothered.
“If people think our place is sixth, or higher, this is not the truth. If seventh or eighth is bad then this is crazy.”
Okay, it doesn’t feel like a vintage third-round weekend. But it could be the biggest game of Alexis Sanchez’s season…
The weekend began with claims that Claude Puel’s sacking was imminent. Then Leicester beat Chelsea.
Arsenal and Spurs meet again, Kevin de Bruyne returns, and Claude Puel loves secondary cup competitions.
Ben Chilwell and Harry Maguire have been linked with moves. Puel thinks Europe could convince them to stay.
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha “liked” the League Cup “a lot”. Leicester want to win it for him as a tribute.
Leicester boss Claude Puel believes Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette is the complete striker.
“It is not in my mind that he will leave the club after just one year.” Puel doesn’t know of a buy-out clause.
“I cannot get angry with Jamie,” says Puel. But the striker shouldn’t expect to waltz back into his side.
“But only for a couple of hours!” Go on, Claude. Tell us another…
Assistant manager Michael Appleton has left Leicester amid a restructuring of Claude Puel’s coaching staff.