Speculations about Brendan Rodgers and a possible chance to take over at Old Trafford would of course start a new speculation about the new man coming in to take over at Leicester. One name that surely would be far from obvious is Blackpool head coach Neil Critchley. His work at Bloomfield Road is fascinating reading as The Tangerines are just one point from a play-off position in League Championship.
You have of course a number of other possibilities but the former Liverpool coach do tick a lot of boxes. Blackpool had their best years in football back in the 50’s, winning the FA Cup and of course remembering the name of Stanley Matthews. Later they have sniffed at the top tier and as we all remember being there in 2010/2011. With Ian Holloway in charge Blackpool were surprisingly promoted but had to see relegation as it was obviously very difficult to compete with a lower budget and little or no routine of such life.Embed from Getty Images
Brendan Rodgers have a clause in his contract, being able to leave Leicester if an offer from one of the big guns comes along. With that in mind you will always be there to look for bigger and better.
Since the Thai owners came in at Leicester several managers has been given a chance. Neil Critchley would be a surprise appointment but in the spirit of a man with a similar route as Brendan himself.
Critchley like Rodgers did not have a very impressive playing career with only one league appearance for Crewe Alexandria to count. Rodgers went into coaching after his career as a player was shut short in his early 20’s and since then evolved into one of the games best men.
You might remember Liverpool not being able to play with their first team in the EFL Cup and the club fielding a youth side for the game v. Aston Villa, the man in charge at that game was Neil Critchley. He also had the same job in the FA Cup when the first team went on leave. Critchley took charge against Shrewsbury and won the game. TCF believe he should be on a short list if the manager job at Leicester becomes vacant.
There are of course a number of candidates out there, with people like Daniel Farke and Nuno Espirito Santo most certainly qualified. Both are with great experience from clubs similar to Leicester and must be said to have done well in their former positions at Norwich and Wolves.Embed from Getty Images
Leicester do need a capacity of dimentions to be able to keep the club flying at the level they are at the moment and with Steven Gerrard joining Aston Villa he is ruled out, in the picture together with Neil Critchley at Liverpool. Scott Parker and Frank Lampard are names certainly to be in the hat when and if Brendan Rodgers makes his move to Old Trafford.
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