Leicester City has sacked manager Claude Puel after 16 months in charge.

City’s  4-1 loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday proved to be the last straw and Puel’s last game.

Puel, 57, leaves the club 12th in the Premier League having lost five of their last six league games.

In his first season, the Frenchman guided Leicester to a ninth-place finish in the Premier League.

Saturday's defeat meant Leicester have lost four consecutive home Premier League games for the first time since January 2000.

Assistant manager, Jacky Bonnevay will also leave the club.

Also Read:#NigeriaDecides2019: Follow The Process, Join The Conversation

First-team coaches Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler are set to take temporary charge of the squad and will be in charge at their next game, which is at home in the Premier League against Brighton on Tuesday.

Puel was appointed on a three-year deal in October 2017, succeeding Craig Shakespeare who in turn followed 2015-16 Premier League winning manager Claudio Ranieri in managing the club.

The club is now looking for their fourth permanent manager in 23 months.

"Enjoyed this? Please share"