Leicester City have announced that manager Brendan Rodgers has left the club via mutual agreement after four years in charge of the first-team.
Rodgers oversaw a successful period for the club as Leicester threatened to break into the top-6 of the league. They had a memorable cup run in 2021 when they beat Chelsea in the final.
Rodgers leaves Leicester City mired in the relegation zone after nothing went right for the club this season. His last game as Leicester City manager was a 2-1 loss to Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace where the team looked limp.
Leicester City Football Club has reached a mutual agreement with Brendan Rodgers that will see him leave the Club after four years as our Men’s First Team Manager.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) April 2, 2023
The focus now turns to the question- Who will be the next Leicester City manager?
Leicester City next manager contenders
The current Brentford boss has been at the top of the charts for Leicester City’s next manager odds for a while now.
Frank has done a miraculous job at Brentford and has them in contention for a European place this season. However, he might be tempted to the King Power stadium if he feels he has taken the club as far he could.
As an organisation, Leicester City right now would be a step back for Thomas Frank but the overall potential of Leicester could convince Frank to make the move.
Bielsa thrilled the Premier League with his vibrant Leeds United side after gaining promotion. Currently out of work, Leicester might be able to tempt Bielsa.
The current Leicester side contains players full of youthful energy in the form of Dewsbury-Hall, Harvey Barnes, James Maddison, and more. They are perfectly placed to play Bielsa’s high-intensity style.
This team is way too good to be fighting relegation and Bielsa’s tough approach and coaching could cause an instant turnaround in results.
Leicester fans can dream. Pochettino has been out of work since he left PSG after winning the Ligue 1 title However, PL has always felt like his ultimate landing spot.
Leicester City would have a fight on their hands to tempt Pochettino to King Power Stadium. However, just like Tottenham when he took over, Leicester have a young core of English players ready to take the next step but underachieving.
Pochettino has also felt like the perfect manager to lead a long-term project with impressionable, hungry players instead of leading a squad of superstars. Leicester City, in its current condition feels perfectly placed to realise their potential under fresh management.
Avoid relegation this season, and Pochettino with Leicester could be the magic combo that breaks the top-6 hegemony.
Besides the mentioned names, Leicester City’s next manager odds also name the likes of Rafa Benitez as contenders. However, his style of play would be slightly at odds with the current philosophy at Leicester. Ralph Hasenhuttl is another name who would find the Leicester job very tempting.
Leicester City is a club that is wildly underachieving with the talent at its disposal. In such a scenario, it is always a tempting job for prospective candidates. The potential to transform the fortunes of a talented but failing side is an attractive one and Leicester would have no shortages of interested candidates.