Leicester City must keep hold of Claude Puel

Leicester must keep Claude Puel (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Leicester must keep Claude Puel (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Giving youth a chance!

One of the most exciting things Claude Puel has bought to the King Power is his wiliness to give youth a chance,  in the 2017/18 season we have seen Ben Chilwell overtake fans favourite Christian Fuchs as the first choice left back, Demarai Gray has been given more minutes than previous seasons to continue hs development, whilst Hamza Choudhury has been given his Premier League debut. Harvey Barnes and George Thomas have also been on the fringes of the first team squad.

Coupled with Wilfred N’Didi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Fousseni Diabate and possible new signing James Maddison it is a massive confidence boost for the young players knowing they have a manager that isn’t afraid to give them game time. You only have to look at other clubs to see fantastic young talent stagnating as their respective managers don’t trust them enough to play regularly.

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Stability or Lose our way?

Much can be said for football’s problems – fans want instant results, the owners expect too much? You only have to at the top clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and if their season ends in disappointment there will be some calling for the managers head. Sir Alex Ferguson when he took over at Man Utd in 1986 had a rocky ride and was said to be close to being sacked in 1989 as they finished just outside the relegation zone. However they stuck with him and  the rest is history as they say. Don’t get we wrong, I am not proclaiming Claude Puel will be the next Fergie – just that stability can go a long way to improving a club over time rather than the ‘stop-gap’ appointments we see each year now.

All I am saying is let’s give the man a real chance.

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