3 Reasons why Michael Carrick isn’t the right manager for Leicester

Michael Carrick, manager of Middlesbrough (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Michael Carrick, manager of Middlesbrough (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) /
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It’s been one of the most hectic and disruptive seasons in Leicester City’s history, but with seven games left to play the Foxes’ fate is far from secure. Dean Smith’s side were ruthlessly dealt with by a relentless Manchester City on Saturday, yet LCFC did come out with their heads held high after some good attacking work in the final 20 minutes of the game.

With the season entering a climactic finale, Leicester City’s board will be looking at the club’s long-term future. Smith has only been appointed until June and the verdict on his job will be largely down to Premier League survival.

Now, the board will be assessing the alternative options if Smith departs in the summer; they won’t want to be caught out again without a plan. One of the rumoured names is Middlesbrough’s Michael Carrick, according to LeicestershireLive, Carrick is ‘of interest to City’ as they draw up their shortlist for the next manager.

Carrick has quickly become one of the most exciting managers in England with his Boro side storming their way through the Championship, playing beautiful attacking football as they go along. Yet the club should be cautious if they think Carrick is Leicester’s future. Here are Foxes of Leicester’s three reasons why he isn’t the right man for the job.