A board meeting was said to have taken place earlier today, and at this moment we all know that Brendan Rodgers has agreed to part company with the club after four years in charge.
TCF expected that Brendan Rodgers would have been given the Villa game to change fortunes around, but no patience left as a new chapter is written.
Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell will be in charge for the Villa game on Tuesday, but certainly not the two that will go on for the rest of the season as a search for a new manager is on.
MON and Rafael Benitez are the two candidates suggested if Leicester are to go for a temporary manager with a certain Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also in the mix. OGS has been busy building a new house in Kristiansund and not done any public jobs at all since leaving Manchester United.
All three could be possible to get in at once as they are currently not in management, and they could all work on a short contract with a possibility to stay on if things are good for both parties.
The project under Brendan Rodgers looked strange at this point as little or no momentum were seen in the games and his rolling of alternatives makes it difficult to see a good and long lasting pattern as his ideas looked to have ran out.
Brendan Rodgers did a lot of good at Leicester, bringing European competitions back to the club, reaching the semi-final of the Conference League last season as well as winning the FA Cup and two fantastic fifth positions in the Premier League as his best achievements, but this season everything looked difficult.
Leicester City Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “The achievements of the team under Brendan’s management speak for themselves – we’ve experienced some of our finest footballing moments under his guidance and will always be grateful to him and his staff for the heights they helped us to reach on the pitch.
“Off the pitch, Brendan embraced the culture of the Club and helped cultivate an outstanding developmental environment, particularly during the transition to Seagrave, and provided strong leadership during the unprecedented challenge of the coronavirus pandemic. His place in Leicester City history is assured.
“However, performances and results during the current season have been below our shared expectations. It had been our belief that continuity and stability would be key to correcting our course, particularly given our previous achievements under Brendan’s management. Regrettably, the desired improvement has not been forthcoming and, with 10 games of the season remaining, the Board is compelled to take alternative action to protect our Premier League status.
“The task ahead of us in our final 10 games is clear. We now need to come together – fans, players and staff – and show the poise, quality and fight to secure our position as a Premier League club.”
So the key question to ask is, who will be taking over?
First it will be Sadler and Stowell, but so far no one knows if there will be a temporary solution for the rest of the season or an appointment that will be long term, there are of course a lot of candidates to talk about.
Temporary candidates is said to be, Martin O’Neill, Rafael Benitez and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as favourites, with Solskjaer being linked earlier on in the season, when Leicester struggled at the bottom of the table.
There are of course many names to talk about, but the major concern for Leicester is the defending, and one who knows how to organize defence is Sam Allardyce, and a certain Steve Bruce, none of them popular choices, but they have an experience worth listening to. Both knows the league and are available.
One name also mentioned is Craig Shakespeare. He is currently available, after being dismissed by Norwich, another name mentioned at the bookies is his former boss at both Villa and Norwich, Dean Smith.
We just have to wait and see what type of appraches being made before a decision comes to the surface.
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