Leicester set to appoint ex-EPL boss as Rodgers successor

Leicester City's King Power Stadium (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
Leicester City's King Power Stadium (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /

If media reports are to be believed, it looks as though Leicester City will appoint a former Premier League manager as Brendan Rodgers‘ successor. Ominous defeat to fellow relegation-threatened Bournemouth leaves much to be desired on Filbert Way. The dreaded drop down to the Championship might not be avoided at this rate.

The Leicester starting team should generally hold their heads in collective shame following yet another dreadful display. Losing is not a problem. Drawing is kind of acceptable. But playing with so little passion and quality in front of a crowd of home supporters is unacceptable. Yes, Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell are unqualified for their dual position, and are merely admirably holding down the fort. Although, that inexperience and lack of knowhow at the highest level was evident; the Cherries did exactly what was necessary to a club in disarray.

I am not holding Sadler and Stowell responsible for the 1-0 defeat – the players have underperformed for at least a year or two. The aforementioned caretakers are doing their best, I am sure. But those efforts clearly won’t be enough for Leicester to survive this abject campaign. The fans’ abhorrence, made evident by loud and maintained boos at the final whistle inside KPS, is justifiable. We need decisive heroes now, not lost athletes scared to make the wrong decision. However, LCFC is reportedly almost ready to announce a new head coach.

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Leicester City set to appoint ex-Premier League head coach successor to Brendan Rodgers at King Power Stadium

As early as Tuesday, it was reported that Jesse Marsch was one of the east Midlands side’s favoured candidates to takeover. Of course, you’ll remember Marsch from his stint at Leeds United recently. On Saturday, Fabrizio Romano claimed that LCFC may come to an agreement with the American and his representatives in the next 24 hours.