Leicester City have appointed former Southampton boss Claude Puel as their new manager on a contract until 2020.
Puel took Southampton to an eighth-place finish in the Premier League last season as well as the League Cup final but still got himself sacked in June, with his style of football coming in for criticism from Saints fans.
However, Leicester have given him a return to the Premier League, with the 56-year-old succeeding Craig Shakespeare at the club following his sacking earlier this month.
In a statement on Leicester’s official website, Puel said: “It’s a great privilege to become the new manager of Leicester City – a club whose values and ambitions are closely aligned to my own. The opportunity to help the Club build on its remarkable recent achievements is a truly exciting one and I’m looking forward to working with the owners, players, staff and supporters to deliver further lasting success.”
Leicester also confirmed that Appleton will retain his position as assistant manager.