Leicester update as chairman seeks Rodgers replacement

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Another concern for the club would perhaps be the financial situation the side find themselves in. As is now well-known, the Foxes have struggled to invest in the side, with financial fair play regulations being the primary culprit: we have made too much in losses to invest. Sacking the boss counts towards these numbers, so it is difficult when the cost is around £10m to sack Rodgers.

Should Leicester make that move, it is believed the financial losses would reach a total of £120m. These values would be ridiculous and represent a huge outlay for the board. I should expect that in a better financial situation, the manager would have already been moved on in favour of one of their scouted options.

Therefore, any change in position would either necessitate the continuation of poor results – I feel two more games without a win would be the end of it – or the financial means being found to remove the Northern Irishman from the post. What is certain is there are plenty of fish in the sea.

The options rated

Fellow Foxes of Leicester contributor Akash Roy rated both Thomas Frank and Sean Dyche highly. The former for his tactical ability and renowned qualities in turning around poor form. The latter for his tenacity in incessant relegation fights with low budgets. Either would be good choices. Both would be a 7/10.