Leicester are preparing their move for next manager as new special candidate is eyed with favourite still possibly interested

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Leicester are of course out scouting for the man to take over when the season comes to an end. Dean Smith has been doing a good job, but still not convinced anyone he will be a certain first choice long term, even if he keeps Leicester in PL.

Graham Potter will be a top candidate and Leicester will be a fitting formula for the former Chelsea and Brighton boss, as his time at Chelsea counts for nothing in the valuation of his candidature.

A number of names were on the short term interim list, and even at the time Brendan Rodgers left, a long term appointment was considered, but looking at it in perspective, going for an interim solution looked the best.

Russell Martin is one name that has appeared this week as a possible candidate to consider. The current Swansea boss could be moving for his next step, and also a candidate if Leicester are relegated.

Martin is born in Brighton, but he played at international level for Scotland, adding up a total of 29 caps between 2011 and 2017. Martin had his best years as a player in the game with Norwich, being at Carrow Road from 2009 to 2018.

His first chance in management came a year later at MK Dons, after joining the club as a player earlier in the season. He was fast recognized for his work and special approach, something that triggered Swansea to appoint him as their new manager in 2021. Swansea ended 15th in his first season in charge, and with one game left this season they are in a 10th position, with a possible chance to climb to 7th if everything goes as planned.

Leicester do still have four games left of this season, before any decission will be made, but hopefully a new manager at the club will be one in the category of previous appointments, and to go for an old and wise man, looks not to be the option at this point.

With Graham Potter the obvious candidate to come in, and if he decides to do other things and not be leaving the south coast, other clubs closer to his home could come in, with Southampton mentioned as the most likely.

We will see what comes next, but before any manager appointement is done, Leicester needs to find out what division they will play in next season.


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