Leicester open talks with first favourite as financial package and contract length looks major issues for Rafa to sign

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Rafael Benitez was the early favourite for the vacant position as Leicester manager, and talks were said to have taken place, but issues regarding the financial package and contract length became areas of difficulties. Likely and possible reasons why Leicester had turned to have started work on other alternatives.

Yesterday Jesse Marsch looked to be the next Leicester manager, but said to have turned down the offer, and now Rafael Benitez is back in the race to take over.

The talk regarding a possible appointment of Rafa looked totally off, as the parties were said to have different views on both the contract length and also the financial package.

Hopefully an agreement can be found as Leicester is in desperate need for a solid man to come in, and if Rafa decides to agree it would be at this stage a phenomenal appointment and one few thought was possible at this stage.

As the situation regarding this matter looked grim and very difficult, this is seen as very good news and hopefully becoming reality in a few hours. We certainly hope an agreement will be found fast and that Rafael Benitez can become the clubs next manager.

Nothing yet known if this is a temporary manager appointment or if Rafa and the club looks to bring in a more long therm perspective to it all, both will be more than acceptable looking at the current situation.

Dean Smith is also said to be in talks and as we reported yesterday also having Craig Shakespeare coming in as part of the package. This is said to be just a temporary appointment out the season.

Adi Hutter and Patrick Vieira are other names recently seen as possible contenders, both being talked up, if one or two hurdles are seen in the other conversations ongoing.

The current odds and standing on the different candidates are as follows, enter here


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