Gary Lineker's instant reaction on Twitter to Leicester City appointing Claude Puel

Former English Football player and TV host Gary Lineker arrives for the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen football match between FC Bayern Munich and Arsenal in Munich, southern...

Leicester City have appointed Claude Puel as their new manager this evening.

Claude Puel, Manager of Southampton looks on during the Premier League match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium on May 10, 2017 in Southampton, England.Claude Puel

Leicester City hero Gary Lineker has taken to Twitter to offer something of a bemused reation to the club's decision to appoint Claude Puel as their new manager.

The Foxes parted ways with Craig Shakespeare last week following a 1-1 home draw with West Bromwich Albion, which capped off a disappointing start to the season.

Michael Appleton was placed in caretaker charge of the club for Saturday's game against Swansea City, which ended in a 2-1 victory for the Foxes, before Appleton also oversaw Tuesday's 3-1 Carabao Cup win over Leeds United.

Claude Puel, Manager of Southampton looks on during the Premier League match between Southampton and Stoke City at St Mary's Stadium on May 21, 2017 in Southampton, England.

However, Appleton's time as caretaker manager is now over, as Leicester have tonight confirmed that Claude Puel has been appointed as the club's new boss.

Frenhcman Puel, 56, was appointed Southampton manager back in the summer of 2016, but lasted just one season on the South Coast as he parted ways with the Saints at the end of last season.

Puel took Southampton to the League Cup final last season, but an eighth-placed finish - 23 points behind sixth place - wasn't enough to keep his job, as a very brand bland of football ultimately led to his departure.

Former English Football player and TV host Gary Lineker arrives for the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen football match between FC Bayern Munich and Arsenal in Munich, southern...

Many expected a return to France for Puel, but now he's back in the Premier League having taken the Leicester job, in a move which hasn't quite gone down well with everybody associated with the Foxes.

Leicester-born Match of the Day host Gary Lineker, who played for and supports the Foxes, has taken to Twitter to question just why Leicester have gone for Puel over anybody else, after his largely underwhelming spell with Southampton.

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