Enzo Maresca makes decision on Leicester future - Fabrizio Romano

Say it ain't so, Maresca
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According to Italian journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Leicester City head coach Enzo Maresca has made a decision while being chased by Chelsea. Does the former Manchester City coach see his immediate future at Stamford Bridge or King Power Stadium? Romano informs the public.

In addition to looking at that massive story, Foxes of Leicester speak about another crucial element at play. If Maresca does leave LCFC, which hopefully competent and accomplished manager will come to Filbert Way? There is currently a report doing the rounds which names a potential candidate whom the east Midlanders may consider to replace the man from Italy. Is West Bromwich Albion boss Carlos Corberan up to the task if there is a position at Leicester?

Enzo Maresca supposedly wants to join Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali's Chelsea - Fabrizio Romano

Well, good luck to Enzo, if this claim is in fact true. Rather him than me with Boehly as your chairman. If Romano's assertion is accurate, I would say that this is potentially a real blow for Leicester. Here is what was said exactly:

"Providing an update on the situation, Romano told Caughtoffside: 'I’m receiving many questions about Enzo Maresca guys, and I can confirm that Maresca is super open and super keen on joining Chelsea. So it’s a concrete possibility.'"

Fabrizio Romano

Leicester City reportedly line up Carlos Corberan as a possible successor to Enzo Maresca

First of all, as a Leicester fan personally, I find it difficult to accept that the team might not have a crack at the Premier League with Maresca. Secondly, if a club the size of the Blues throw a load of money at a professional, typically they don't decline the opportunity.

It would have been nice if the 44-year-old had maybe waited one more year before joining a so-called superclub, after a season in the top-flight with City. However, I am all too aware that chances to join sides of this stature come and go. Let's hope Maresca is in the LCFC dugout come August, with CFC chasing others.

In the meantime, planning or an actual contingency plan must be in place at the King Power. Luckily, one of the things the Leicestershire outfit's hierarchy often get right is appointing new managers. So if Maresca does depart, at least due diligence will have been applied.

Corberan, the West Brom gaffer, is meant to be on Leicester's wanted list in case the ex-Man City staff member does leave. The Baggies boss enjoyed a splendid campaign at the Hawthorns; he has been described as an 'EPL head coach in-waiting'. The 41-year-old's system is said to be reliant on capable wingers; that's always an exciting style.