Claude Puel

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Claude Puel
Claude Puel

Claude Puel
Manager 

Leicester City announced the appointment of Claude Puel as the Club’s new First Team Manager on 25 October, 2017.

The Frenchman arrived at King Power Stadium with a wealth of experience at elite levels of the game, having managed teams in France’s Ligue 1, the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League, signing a contract to June 2020.

The former AS Monaco, Lyon and Southampton manager is familiar with the challenges of Premier League football, having led the Saints to an eighth-placed finish during the 2016/17 season, while managing both a UEFA Europa League campaign and a run to the EFL Cup Final against Manchester United.

He began his managerial career with AS Monaco – the club he represented nearly 500 times in Ligue 1 as a combative midfielder – taking the reins in 1999 and winning Le Championnat a year later, adding to the two titles he won in the principality as a player.

After 24 years with Monaco, Puel began a six-year spell with Lille, whom he guided to a highest-ever Ligue 1 finish as runners-up in 2005, followed by third place in 2006.

That success persuaded Lyon to come calling for his services in 2008 and he continued to build his impressive reputation with a top-three finish in each of his three seasons in charge of the French giants.

While impressing domestically, it was in the UEFA Champions League where Puel’s tactical acumen was turning heads across Europe.

Having locked horns with Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United in the competition during his time at Lille, Puel steered Lyon into the semi-finals in 2010 – masterminding a 2-1 aggregate win over Real Madrid along the way.

Immediately prior to joining Southampton, Puel was able to deliver two fourth-placed finishes in four seasons as manager of Nice, with current City midfielder Nampalys Mendy among the ranks.

Puel took charge of his first game as City boss on Sunday 29 October, leading his side to a 2-0 Premier League win over Everton. 

At the conclusion of his first season with the Club, Puel's City finished ninth in the Premier League and reached the quarter-finals in both the Emirates FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

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Jacques Bonnevay
Jacques Bonnevay

Jacques Bonnevay
Assistant Manager

Jacques Bonnevay – a respected coach of nearly 20 years’ experience – joined the Club as Claude Puel’s Assistant Manager in the summer of 2018. 

Following a distinguished playing career with FC Sochaux, Olympique Marseille, Le Havre, OGC Nice and Red Star, Frenchman Bonnevay started a journey as a coach that would take him to three different continents in club and international football. 

As well as spells with AS Beauvais, Troyes AC, Angers SCO and FC Nantes in his native France, Jacky, 57, has coached in Morocco, the UAE, Turkey and most recently spent three years on the coaching staff of the Japanese national team. 

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Mike Stowell
Mike Stowell

Mike Stowell
First Team Coach & Goalkeeper Coach

Goalkeeping coach, Mike Stowell, enjoyed a successful playing career before hanging up his gloves and concentrating on coaching. The former Wolves stopper began his career at Preston North End but ended up making a name for himself after impressing in non-league football.   

Mike was soon snapped up by Everton and spent the next five years at Goodison Park. During his time with the Toffees, Stowell spent time on loan at several clubs, including Manchester City, Port Vale and Wolverhampton Wanderers.   

After impressing at Molineux, Mike was snapped up by Wolves on a permanent deal in 1990 by manager Graham Turner. Stowell went on to spend over ten years as the West Midlands club's number one, making over 400 first team appearances.   

During his time at Wolves, Stowell was part of the team that won the 1988/89 Football League Third Division title and was also called up to the England B squad.   

In 2001, Mike left Molineux and signed for Bristol City, spending the next four seasons at the club before hanging up his gloves and taking a role as Leicester City's goalkeeping coach in 2005.   

During his time at King Power Stadium, Stowell has also acted as Assistant Manager and caretaker manager.  

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Adam Sadler
Adam Sadler

Adam Sadler
First Team Coach 

Newcastle-born Adam Sadler joined the Foxes as a tactical analyst in 2014 and has become a valued part of the First Team setup over the last four years, increasing his coaching responsibilities in the last 12 months. 

Having been on the books of Manchester United as a young player, he turned to coaching aged 20 and worked for over eight years at Newcastle United in a number of coaching roles, including reserve team manager. 

Following spells with Norwich City and Plymouth Argyle, he spent two seasons as Under-18 coach at Manchester City before joining Leicester following the Club’s promotion to the Premier League. 

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Paul McAndrew
Paul McAndrew

Paul McAndrew
Kit Manager

Paul, aka Macca, joined the Club in June 1996, following a two-year spell as the First Team’s coach driver. 

Macca was offered the job by then manager, Martin O’Neill, whilst working at Euro ‘96 for the Germany team.

As part of his responsibilities as Kit Manager, he has to ensure that all kit and necessary equipment is ready for training, as well as First Team matches. 

Macca’s badge of honour is that he hasn’t missed a First Team game since joining the Club!

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Jon Sanders
Jon Sanders

Jon Sanders
First Team Player Liaison Officer

Jon has served Leicester City in a number of roles since first joining the Club in 1999, and currently holds the position of Player Liaison Officer, which he took on during the summer of 2014. 

Educated locally at de Montfort University between 1993 and 1996, Jon first joined the Club as Website Co-Ordinator in 1999 before progressing to the position of Head of Media in 2006.   

After a spell as Club Partnership Manager and Head of Marketing and Commercial Operations for the Football League from 2009 until 2014, Jon returned to Leicester City in his current capacity, which predominantly sees him provide off-the-field support to the players.   

Jon acts as a communication link between the squad and management, while his duties also include, but aren't limited to player relocation and integration, away travel co-ordination, player support, player appearances and administration.

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