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

Michael Carrick, manager of Middlesbrough (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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The Leicester City rebuild

The task that Leicester’s next manager has to take on is far bigger than either pushing for promotion or battling another season for Premier League survival, the squad is in need of a complete overhaul.

This season, seven first-team players are out of contract including the likes of Youri Tielemans and Caglar Soyuncu who look likely to leave, alongside Daniel Amartey and Papy Mendy who could still be given an extension. From next season, 8 players enter the final year of their deal and would leave in the summer including Wilfred Ndidi, James Maddison and Jonny Evans.

Not just these free agents, but if the club were to be relegated this season, a significant exodus of their best stars would occur including the likes of Harvey Barnes and Timothy Castagne. Even if they find a way to survive, some of City’s best players may decide it’s time to move on.

The club faces a dramatic squad change over the next two years and will be desperately looking for someone with clarity and vision for the future of the team. The question over Carrick is if he is the right man for that job, or would he be suffocated by the magnitude of the task in hand.

Foxes fans have seen first-hand the consequences of bad transfer moves. Part of Brendan Rodgers’ downfall was due to the business done in the market in 2021, something the club are still looking to amend. Leicester can’t allow similar events to occur and must appoint the right man for the job, not take a major punt.