For everyone involved Leicester do need to change fortunes today. A difficult situation financially stopped the club from doing business of major moves this summer and with results far from what everyone hoped for, the situation looks very difficult.
Fans are furious as they do blame Brendan Rodgers for everything, but surely the board at the club and the relations within the leader section must be seen as very problematic.
Susan Whelan (CEO), Jon Rudkin (DOF) and Simon Capper (CFO) are three to focus on. They surely must have something to say on the financial side of the business as the three of course should and must be vocal over the money used last summer. The club pushed finances forward as bank loans were made in Australia to fund the signings of players such as Soumare, Daka and Vestergaard. The fact that no money was available for any players this summer, before the Wesley Fofana move, should not come as a surprise for Brendan Rodgers as the financial status of the club was based on this happening or other sales being done. To see Mr Rodgers letting the cat out of the sack, regarding major changes in the player squad over the summer, must be seen as selfish talk, without any grounding at all from club owners and excecutives.
The situation regarding the head of recruitment position being vacant over the summer is also an issue to address with Martyn Glover on gardening leave at Southampton. He will probably make his entrance at Leicester early this month. The role is important when you are trying to find good solutions for moving players on as well as bringing new faces in.
Being in and around football for decades you know how the sporting side of a football club will force through moves and talk made up. We have seen this lately from Brendan Rodgers, blaming results on lack of recruitment and protect your interests from being damaged. This is a classic act from a manager under pressure from all sides.
Leicester is said to have paid Celtic £9million for his services when he agreed on a move to King Power and the current deal if sacking him is said to be £25million. He is currenlty on a deal running until the end of June 2025.
Brendan Rodgers left Liverpool with a £15million cap as he opened the door for Jurgen Klopp to enter. To see Leicester agreeing to something in the region of £25million makes it almost impossible to understand that a quarter of the cost of Seagrave could be negotiated as a price to pay if you decide to sack a manager on terms of not being able to bring better results to the table.
Leicester might be eager to get Caglar Soyuncu out and agree to a move to Galatasaray in the region of the fee to pay Brendan Rodgers to get him out, or maybe Youri Tielemans could be shipped out in January to fund this strange deal.
Of course it could be possible to see a change happening and results turned, but we do believe Leicester are allready looking for a change and will be moving on in another direction.
Leicester will be looking for a man in the list above as also Rebekah Vardy 🙂 is seen in the race with better chance (1000/1) than Leicester had in their PL winning season (5000/1).
Odds are on as former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is surprisingly the front runner being followed by other men out of management at the moment.
Exciting days .
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