Everything at the club seems from the outside looking in to be ‘too nice’ and the inquest starts this week led by Director Of Football John Rudkin and CEO Susan Whelan OBE. That is a massive issue for a lot of Leicester City fans as Rudkin in particular seems to be at the heart of a lot of these issues.
According to an article in The Athletic, Rudkin was very tight with Brendan Rodgers and believed wholeheartedly in his methods and training. When doubts were creeping in about the Northern Irishman, Rudkin would undoubtedly be the man to ease those doubts. He would also be the one that is mainly responsible for getting the right manager in charge and given the week-long delay after Rodgers left to when Dean Smith came in, you can only deduce that he was ill-prepared and reluctant to envisage a Leicester City without the then gaffer.
This is the man that will be drawing up the shortlist of managers to get us out of the Championship and one can’t help but think that they will lazily appoint Smith in the absence of any alternative realistic plans. Approaching Graham Potter would be seriously lacking self-awareness of Leicester City and their current situation if he did. Because of this ill judgment and transfer market blunders, Rudkin’s reputation is in tatters with the fans, as he seems to be the main issue at boardroom level when making key football decisions, his time could well be up.
I may be wrong on some of these elements above but with communication between the fans and the hierarchy being scant at best, we are only left to speculate about the issues and problems that have led the club to become only the second Premier League champion to be relegated. These are low times for the club that need decisive, quick action and not a dithering attitude. Many Championship clubs will already be well ahead of us with their pre-season plans. City must act now or regret later! Again.