The Leicester chairman is a genuine football man who mixes with fans

Leicester City

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, or Khun Top, Chairman of Leicester City and brother Apichet (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Leicester City chairman Top Srivaddhanaprabha is a genuine football fan, according to Brendan Rodgers. The owner also mixes with fans occasionally which delights the already adoring faithful.

While Brendan Rodgers’ ploy to concentrate most Foxes efforts on the Europa Conference League paid off, finishing as high as possible in the Premier League is naturally a secondary priority at this stage. We’ll have more on preparations for a return to the English top-flight later on in this piece.

Whilst in the Netherlands for the glorious comeback against PSV Eindhoven – LCFC levelled a one goal deficit to impressively turn the game in their favour late on – fans enjoyed the atmosphere before the contest. An unexpected Foxes party attendee was the actual chairman Khun Top. The owner delighted Blue Army members abroad by interacting and taking photos with them in Eindhoven’s main square.

Believe you me, not many people in Khun Top’s position would like, or be able, to mingle with supporters in that way. Recently he gave a gift to a young fan who missed out on a player’s shirt. These instances absolutely endear the Srivaddhanaprabha family further to the Leicester faithful. Vice-chairman and brother Khun Apichet was also in attendance for the stroll, at which fans serenaded the pair.

Meanwhile manager Rodgers suggests the club are fortunate to have a person such as Khun Top at the helm, as he is a ‘genuine football man’ who ‘knows the game’. The current boss even said the ownership is amazing; I am sure we all agree with that sentiment.

A look ahead to Newcastle United versus Leicester City

Clearly the Magpies will be a stronger force than the side which lost 4-0 to the East Midlands club in December. While Eddie Howe was already there, we all know the impact the January transfer window had in improving the Toon.

The form guide at present looks like this: Leicester have won three and drawn two in all competitions of late. Two victories both sides of three losses in the EPL occurred in Newcastle’s most recent outings.