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Leicester considering list of candidates to potentially replace Brendan Rodgers

The Premier League‘s bottom club Leicester City are reportedly considering a list of candidates to potentially replace Brendan Rodgers.

The Foxes are considering these two managers as potential replacements for Brendan Rodgers, according to a report from a trustworthy source.

Another thrashing at the hands of Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur left the vast majority of Leicester supporters in no doubt that it is now time to give Rodgers the boot. But it may cost over £10million to terminate his contract.

Even the boss himself admitted post-match that his time might perhaps be up, looking down, defeated and expecting the axe to fall on him.

Yet the Northern Irishman’s integrity did however stay in tact as he explained that he wouldn’t blame the ownership for his probable dismissal.

Other sources claim Leicester City’s chairman, Top Srivaddhanaprabha, is said to be considering Rodgers’ exit with fans waiting for a statement to be released.

Fansite ‘Foxes of Leicester’ wrote: “Again, there were glimpses of a team who can challenge and punish big clubs on their day; though the strong sense of a still fairly talented roster being misused is evident. The former Liverpool and Swansea City head coach is, sadly for the Blue Army, either too incompetent or obstinate to change failing and flailing tactics as well as systems within his managerial capacity.

“Conceding from corners is actually now a bigger problem than it was last year. The struggling and infuriating current manager should be sacked for Leicester’s embarrassing set-piece record alone! Some supporters believe he is invariably making LCFC into a laughing stock in that regard. Instructions whilst defending are clearly tactically inept: to continually use an insufficient zone is very peculiar, almost suicidal in a career sense.

“In addition, players seem unmotivated to win crosses at all cost – which others would describe as ‘downing tools’. I am more of the opinion that these particular athletes occasionally lack punishment and are in need of a some Brian Clough or Alex Ferguson-esque hairdryer treatment – or worse. Could Sean Dyche be the man to realistically keep the east Midlanders afloat in the Premier League?”

Leicester’s winless streak is now seven games long, meaning this is their worst start to a season since 1983-84

The club are known to be admirers of Brentford manager Thomas Frank, although it is unclear whether they would be able to convince the Dane to switch clubs mid-season. How much would it cost? The west London club won’t want to lose him especially with them sitting 9th.  

Plus Frank has already said he’s happy at Brentford. “It’s a very simple answer,” he told reporters when asked if he was interested in the job. “I am here at Brentford, very happy. I am reading very little of these rumours.

“I have been told to be a little aware of it, if I get questions, and of course, it is nice to be linked with it because it is something we have done here and done well. That is positive.”

Former Burnley manager Sean Dyche, who lost his job in April, will also come into contention. Rodgers signed a new contract in December 2019 that runs another three years and puts him in a strong position when it comes to a pay-out. He admitted that he did not know the intention of owner Aiyawat Srivaddhanaprabha as to his future.

Asked whether he expected to be manager for Leicester’s next game against Nottingham Forest on the 3rd of October, Rodgers said: “I don’t know, to be honest. Whatever their decision is, I’ll always respect it. I feel in the team you watched them play in the first half, you can see the confidence in the team, the creativity in the team, the pressing in the team, it’s just cutting out the mistakes.

“There’s no doubt in the first seven games, we’ve had a tough start. Especially after the summer that we have had. Tottenham away, Arsenal away, Chelsea away and Manchester United at home. It [the international break] has probably come at a good time to reset everything and break the cycle of the summer as well. And there’s lot of this game that was very good for us.

“The owners will do what it is that they feel they need to do. I’m not daft – I know football. Losing the last six games doesn’t make great reading. I’ve every confidence that the team can push on and if they play like they did for large parts of this, we’ll climb higher in table”

Asked whether he wished to continue, Rodgers said: “One hundred per cent. You didn’t see a team playing with no conviction, no authority, no bravery. You’ve seen a team that is doing everything to get back in the game and leaving themselves a little bit open. But I’ve every confidence and it’s a challenge I relish because I’ve never had this spell in my career before. It’s something I definitely do want to continue.”

Antonio Conte stated his decision to drop Son was a signal to his players that they cannot take their places for granted if they want to be part of a trophy-winning club. He said: “I want to bring this team to think with a superior level. Not to think that at Tottenham, ‘I play every game’. If you think like that you won’t fight for something important. We’ve just started this path with the club. Sonny will never be a problem. He’s an amazing player, one of the two best players in my team with Harry [Kane].”


(Mon 19 Sept – 12pm)
Thomas Frank – 1/1
Sean Dyche – 5/1
Mauricio Pochettino – 8/1
John Terry – 20/1
Rafa Benitez – 20/1
Daniel Farke – 20/1

Twitter users spoke with Leicester said to be considering a list of candidates to potentially replace Brendan Rodgers…

@the_title_race: Dyche feels very short-term, a save our season move. Thomas Frank is someone you can build a big project behind, I’d love him at Leicester.

@jonotowers: It’s too late for a “project” manager. Dyche needs to come in a galvanise and get back to basics and get the team working hard

@LCFC1884VERDICT: Dyche is an underrated coach who did a great job at Burnley. I’m not convinced his style of play fits the players we have available, although he would definitely improve us defensively over Rodgers

@Ashleypp1986: Everyone turning their noses up to the thought of Dyche but he’s exactly what we need at the minute! Will sure the defence up make us hard to beat and be a bit more direct which suites us better imo. Yes it might not be pretty at times but results are what’s needed! #LCFC

@Ryanlcfc2: I’m with that, may not be our cup of tea but our defence needs tightening up and Dyche is right man for that with amount of experience he has in this situation plus he gave Burnley stability which is what I like and he lives around the area which could be indication. #LCFC

@sedders77: Dyche all day long. Knows how to create a solid defensive unit and defend set pieces. He deserves a role at a bigger club too.

@einangrun: If long term and paired with a proper sporting director, Frank. If short term and to work with what he’s given to try and sort it out, Dyche

@FilbertFoxFault: To stay up and cheaper option, Dyche. He’ll get this squad grinding out results. Rodgers has turned us into a bunch of fannies, physically and mentally.

Every Leicester fan the last few weeks:
1. Predict correctly that we will lose and play badly.
2. Play Rodgers bingo with the post match comments.
3. Endlessly refresh Twitter looking for news of Rodgers’s firing.
4. Sit in quiet disbelief that he’s still manager.

Vichai had a dream,
It wasn’t this football team,
We played for pride,
But now we don’t play at all,
We’re shit at the back,
We can’t even attack,
Leicester city when will you come back!

@JonathanLCFC: I left at 4-2 with about ten minutes to play. Literally couldn’t watch any more. Knew we weren’t scoring again. Subs too late yet again. He doesn’t learn any lessons and that is why he has to go – preferably tonight. I literally don’t care who we appoint either. Anyone. #lcfc

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