Potter in, Smith out: Leicester City plan for 2023/24
Leicester City Football Club’s plan for 2023/24 concerning management is revealed. The King Power outfit’s owners reportedly want former Chelsea boss Graham Potter at the helm and would disregard Dean Smith when the current season is over.
Following a surprisingly successful and slightly inexplicable evening up north facing the now intimidating Newcastle United, Dean Smith has the chance to help Leicester to Premier League survival. Oh, only if the equally unimpressive Everton lose or draw and the Foxes win. Yeah, the finale is going to be spectacularly entertaining for neutrals, and absolutely unbearable for Leeds United, Toffees and LCFC supporters. Unfortunately EFC are at their Goodison Park home for a final fixture against Bournemouth. We could have hoped for a more testing opponent for our Merseyside relegation rivals, but it is what it is!
Meanwhile Smith might perhaps eventually keep the east Midlands side in the greatest domestic division of all – and still lose his job. You read that correctly: the ex-Aston Villa gaffer may not be offered a contract renewal or extension if he manages to pull off a great escape-style act. City are planning for the future, in spite of a drastically uncertain future. Two reports have emerged which possibly tell the story of the direction the Foxes hierarchy are aiming to head in.
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In what Football Insider seems to describe as an exclusive and certainly a ‘major update’ on Smith’s immediate career, it is claimed that the 52-year-old doesn’t expect to be on Filbert Way next term. This decision feels odd, only really because of the precariousness of Leicester’s EPL status; if the Foxes do indeed survive, some would believe Smith had earned the role.
Nevertheless, it appears that chairman Khun Top Srivaddhanaprabha would like to appoint Graham Potter as the new Leicester boss. LCFC will supposedly contact the onetime Brighton & Hove Albion chief soon.