- Leicester recently sacked manager William Shakespeare after a poor start to the season
- The Foxes have now made the former Southampton manager their favorite to take charge at the King power stadium
- Puel was sacked in the summer by Southampton after a not too impressive campaign
Former Premier League Champions Leicester City have been hunting a new manager since sacking Craig Shakespeare.
And former Southampton manager Claude Puel is seen as the ideal man to sort out the Foxes after leading Saints to eighth last term.
His appointment would come as a blow to contenders like Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs, who has admitted he is "interested" in bossing either Leicester or their managerless rivals Everton.
Former Machester City manager Manuel Pelligrini has also been linked with the job and current Premier league bosses like Watford's Marco Silva, Burnley's Jojn Dyche and Huddersfield manager David Wagner.
Caretaker-chief Michael Appleton led Leicester to only their second Premier League win of the season 2-1 at Swansea on Saturday, October 21, as they moved out of the drop zone.
And the ex-Blackburn chief said afterwards he hoped to "be given a chance" to revert to assistant boss when a permanent manager was found.
Then Appleton guided the Foxes to an impressive passage into the Carabao Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday evening, October 24, Kelechi Iheanacho, Islam Slimani and substitute Riyad Mahrez.