3 Great caretaker manager options for Leicester City

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images) /
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Leicester City continue their search. After sacking Brendan Rodgers, the Foxes are expected to be looking for an interim: here are our three top picks.

The King Power club need to either select someone who can guide them to safety, or bring in a permanent head coach to lead the team forward and guide the transfer strategy coming up: one of the reasons Thomas Frank is highly-regarded by supporters. Outside of that, I believe Graham Potter is the right permanent replacement, and we believe he has rejected the Foxes. So, an interim is critical.

I have three names in mind, and we shall run through each in turn. First of all we have the ever-present Rafa Benitez, the former Leeds United coach Jesse Marsch, and finally the former fox Martin O’Neill. Price and style are my key considerations.

Why Leicester City should approach Rafa Benitez

We all know ‘Rafa’, that is a fact. From Valencia to Liverpool, Newcastle United to the backwater of the Chinese Super League, the Spanish manager is as cultured and well-travelled as they come. He has trained some of the best, some of the worst, and some of the worst attitudes in the business.

Experience is key. For the Foxes to avoid relegation, Leicester will need someone with plenty of experience to organise and attain the points they need. Rafa did this with Newcastle and could easily do this with the King Power club.

At the same time, his value has collapsed after his stint with the ‘Magpies’. Therefore, we can expect the manager to not cost an excessive amount to bring in on an interim basis. Furthermore, saving money on the coach will let us spend more on players or on other coaching roles which need improvement.

Finally, the Spaniard has the previous quality to be given a reevaluation in the summer, and if the coach has succeeded well, the Foxes may wish to give the coach a longer stay. Stylistically though it is difficult to know what passages of play or defensive organisation will be employed, this could be both a curse of negativity or a blessing of unpredictability.