3 Things Cooper must do at Leicester as cult hero coach joins

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What three vital things should Steve Cooper do straight away when the players are back for Leicester City's preseason? And which Leeds United cult hero is about to join the Welshman's coaching staff?

Who is new Leicester City coach Andrew Hughes?

According to a report, former Leeds United player Andrew Hughes has been given a role at Leicester City after leaving Norwich City:

"Leeds United cult hero Andrew Hughes has reportedly left Norwich City to take up a coaching role at Leicester City

The 46-year-old was a firm favourite among the Elland Road faithful in his playing days and helped the club seal promotion from League One in 2010. Since hanging up his boots, he has ventured into coaching and held a number of roles across the pyramid.

He assisted David Wagner at Huddersfield Town, later reuniting with the German at Norwich. The former midfielder has also worked for Rotherham United and Sheffield United, and was part of Garry Monk’s team at Sheffield Wednesday."

It is crucial that latest Foxes manager Steve Cooper handles these aspects at King Power Stadium

An heir to Jamie Vardy

It's gotta happen sometime. Vardy will retire, or stop scoring at some stage. Hopefully it's not next term. Regardless, a chosen successor, whether Patson Daka, Tom Cannon or another signing, must be uncovered at some point. Goals keep clubs up!

Continue with a goalkeeping quarterback

I don't know if this phrase has been coined yet, but the correct way for a modern 'keeper to play is slightly equivalent to an American Football quarterback. Of course, in the contemporary Foxes team the anchormen or pivots in midfield control much of the tempo and forward distributing.

However, Mads Hermansen showed himself as capable of replicating how sides such as Manchester City and Arsenal try to play from the back. If not quite as well on occasion. Doing this in the English top-flight is the ultimate test for the Dane. But it is the only way to play these days. There is, though, always space for the odd long kick in each fixture to disrupt the opposition defence.

Reconsider the so-called inverted fullback system

I know I have just briefly explained why I want Hermansen to continue in familiar fashion. Not to mention that goalkeeper involvement is part of the former style under Enzo Maresca. Yet anything can be tweaked to suit the times.

Overcomplicating elements of a team's setup, even when dealing with elite professionals, can be detrimental to progress and stability. In spite of all of our wishes for the upcoming campaign to be a success, this may be a tough year for LCFC. We all want it to be enjoyable like when winning the respective Premier League or Championship titles.

Nevertheless, a struggle is predicted by many pundits, journalists and bookies. Therefore not having a right back or left back (Ricardo Pereira, James Justin or whoever) coming into midfield might perhaps be beneficial next season. Simplicity in defence, determination in midfield and guile in attack is arguably the order of the day here.