Jamie Vardy and Claude Puel worked together at Leicester where the duo didn’t go on together very well, and now the French manager opened up about his feelings towards the striker.
Vardy made a career off of high-tempo football and strong energy runs.
However, this didn’t bode very well for Claude Puel, who preferred a slower tempo.
It caused some friction in their relationship in the past, as Puel admits himself.
“Jamie is a good man but sometimes he is like a child: he needs support, he needs attention,” he told Daily Mail.
“It was difficult for me because I was not English, it was difficult to share and explain all my feelings with him.”
After being asked about Leicester’s current success with Brendan Rodgers, Puel replied:
‘It is the same team, except for Ayoze Perez. It is the same strategy. It is a pleasure to see.”
It’s obvious that the air between Vardy and Puel isn’t clear yet. However, when the battle is fought at Leicester, there can only be one winner – Jamie Vardy.