The defeat, Leicester’s fifth in their last six Premier League matches, leaves them in 12th place, eight points off the relegation places. “The club would like to thank Claude for his efforts in leading the team during his 16 months in the role and wish him well in his future career,” read a Leicester statement.
With assistant manager Jacky Bonnevay also departing, coaches Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler will take charge of the first team while Leicester search for Puel’s successor.
Leicester are next in Premier League action when they host Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday, February 26.
Puel, who has also been in charge of Southampton, joined Leicester in October 2017, replacing Craig Shakespeare, and led them to a ninth-place finish.
He was in charge of the Foxes for a total of 56 Premier League matches, winning 19 and losing 24.