Why Franck Haise is ideal to replace Brendan Rodgers at Leicester

Lens' French head coach Franck Haise (Photo by FRED TANNEAU/AFP via Getty Images)
Lens' French head coach Franck Haise (Photo by FRED TANNEAU/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester City (Photo by Alex Livesey – Danehouse/Getty Images) /

Why would he be a good fit for Leicester City?

Franck Haise would help to restore Leicester City’s swashbuckling identity as top-six challengers. Under Brendan Rodgers, LCFC have become extremely stale and error-prone at the back. Although there have been mini ‘revivals’, it is clear that Rodgers’ LCFC are progressively getting worse after each cycle. Therefore, Haise would provide what LCFC have desperately wanted for so long.

Haise, as explained by EuroExpert, revolutionised a tactically dreary French league upon his arrival with Lens. His team’s tactical fluidity and adaptability are hallmarks of Lens’ success. The fact that he is comfortable setting his team up in either a back three or back four, would make Leicester City less predictable, increasingly an issue under Rodgers. More importantly, Haise plays a fast and attacking brand of football, based on quick vertical transitions and playing to the strengths of his best players.

For instance, Lens generally favour a 3-4-2-1 system based on wing-backs and the energy of striker Lois Openda. Nevertheless, Haise has also used a 4-2-3-1 at times and is willing to tweak his style to best utilise his personnel even if the principals remain the same. When comparing this to Brendan Rodgers’ stubborn insistence on a slow possession-based game, it seems like a no-brainer. When looking at how he might utilise Leicester’s squad, one wonders if he is the man to get more out of players such as Boubakary Soumare, Patson Daka and Timothy Castagne.