Wes Morgan to become Leicester City executive upon retirement

Wes Morgan of Leicester City (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Wes Morgan of Leicester City (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) /
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Wes Morgan of Leicester City (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) /

The Times reports that Leicester City’s legendary title-winning captain Wes Morgan will stay on at the club as an executive upon footballing retirement.

Late Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha would undoubtedly approve of Premier League title-winner and captain of the Foxes, Wes Morgan, becoming an executive at the club upon the defender’s retirement from football. And that is what The Times is reporting will happen when the Jamaican hangs up his boots.

Morgan is revered at the King Power: his undoubted respect doesn’t just derive from that amazing and inconceivable trophy triumph, but his general demeanour as well as presence at the ground, at training, well, behind the scenes more now in general.

Although the skipper produced a Man of the Match performance away at AEK Athens on Thursday. He was called on after an injury issue for Jonny Evans; while centre-half Caglar Soyuncu is sidelined until at least Christmas.

Leicester City man’s future role at club

The publication suggests that the centre-back will become a non-playing staff member at the East Midlands outfit at the end of this season. Presumably the appointment will be a ‘hands on’ role in the mould of a Director of Football or Sports Operations Executive or whatever the club wants to create.

Around the Leicester sphere, it appears that understudy striker Kelechi Iheanacho is keen to get more minutes on the pitch. And that is likely to happen with so many games in multiple tournaments, along with injuries to vital team members such as Jamie Vardy.

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Iheanacho recently told lcfc.com he is looking forward to playing against Leeds United again when they meet on Monday evening in the EPL. Iheanacho recalled his first ever Foxes goal, which came against the Whites. Although the Nigerian is hoping to repeat that feat, he acknowledged Marcelo Bielsa’s team’s recent prowess, as well as noting his own side‘s current positive form while anticipating a “great occasion”.