Leicester’s Wes Morgan may join Gary Neville on PFA panel

Wes Morgan of Leicester City (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)
Wes Morgan of Leicester City (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images) /
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Wes Morgan of Leicester City (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images) /

Leicester City captain Wes Morgan is one of the candidates to become one of the four independent non-executive directors of the PFA who will appoint a replacement for chief executive Gordon Taylor.

The 36-year-old is actively making plans for a new career after he is set to retire from playing football in July and a nomination fits right into the plans of Leicester captain.

This comes after The Times had reported that the Leicester City legend will stay on at the club as an executive, but it is unknown what that roles will entail.

Morgan is said to be ‘eager to ensure that the current generation of players are given greater representation at the PFA’.

If appointed the Jamaican will undoubtedly be a key voice for all black players and will definitely raise awareness and add solutions to the racism and lack of opportunities for black players in the game rather than problems.

The Premier League winner is a well-established name in the Premier League after leading the Foxes to an unprecedented title victory in 2016. Since then he has remained an integral part of the Leicester squad, gradually moving to a covering centre back when others have injuries.

With 169 appearances in the top division, he certainly joins the list of all-time great Centre Backs and captains.

As Sportsmail suggested earlier this week, the “PFA’s three-man selection panel chaired by Gary Neville have assembled a 40-strong shortlist for the four positions and will begin interviewing next week.” Neville remains a key voice in football as a Sky Sports pundit, and is known for talking about key issues in the sport.

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Wes Morgan is revered at the King Power, the way his conducts himself on and off the pitch makes him such an iconic and important figure in and around the club, so an appointment like this would most certainly be welcomed by the English football scene.