Why Sam Allardyce may be ideal manager for Leicester

West Bromwich Albion's English head coach Sam Allardyce at Leicester City (Photo by MICHAEL REGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
West Bromwich Albion's English head coach Sam Allardyce at Leicester City (Photo by MICHAEL REGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Speculators are throwing out their suggestions in Leicester City’s bowling hat to find the next suitor who would help them to retain the club’s Premier League status for the next season.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and the situation is grave around Seagrave. Fans and pundits have equally been vocal about who they think would fit the bill, but one thing they forget is the fact that no active manager would be interested in the job right now.

Only a few managers in the free market will agree to gamble and jeopardize their profiles with the looming perils of a possible relegation for Leicester City. Anyone assuming the role would have nine games in succession to turn around a rocking ship.

Surviving would mean one thing. However, dropping down to the Championship would significantly damage the reputation and financial status of the outfit. We can get introduced to a new starting eleven from the next season if the situation doesn’t change.

The candidature for Leicester City’s needs

Finding a manager who is direct, influential, and equally capable would be challenging. So, the best way to resolve this would be to hire an interim manager for the time being to handle survival.
It only makes sense to stick with a manager who can ensure the chances of survival much better than the rest. Thus, it would be wise to pick the man who has made a name for himself, delivering results by pulling clubs out of a relegation dogfight.

Sam Allardyce is one such candidate who is available for free. Big Sam can hand this squad a fighting chance better than anyone else. This situation falls within his expertise. Sure, he failed in his last assignment at West Bromwich Albion. Not succeeding for the first time doesn’t undermine the remarkable portfolio he has achieved before that. In 2021, Pep Guardiola described Allardyce as a genius for his ability to save clubs from relegation.

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The King Power club doesn’t need to play exciting football. They only need to play in a way that works and yields results. It’s a temporary solution that can secure the club’s continued existence in the top division of English football.