Ex-Premier League boss getting closer to becoming Leicester manager

Leicester City v Southampton FC - Sky Bet Championship
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According to a report, a former Premier League boss is 'edging ever nearer' to becoming Leicester City's new manager. Foxes of Leicester comment after it was claimed by a national media outlet that the King Power board highly admire the managerial candidate. And the rated gaffer has indicated that he'd accept the top job with the east Midlanders.

Meanwhile FoL speak on speculation regarding a potential points deduction fast track for Leicester City Football Club. Profit and Sustainability matters are causing all sorts of problems on Filbert Way right now. Issues that could even possibly hamper the appointment of a quality head coach when Enzo Maresca eventually leaves for Chelsea. Not to mention punishments probably affecting the Foxes' vital transfer business.

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In fact, and worryingly, the wording in Maguire's own article hints that a decision has been made. It's not a question of if, in his opinion, but when. LCFC's FFP - or PSR - case will be fast tracked, he says. This will be once the Premier League transfers shares from 2023/24's relegated sides to those teams recently promoted.

The English top-flight's bosses wish to provide clarity for the beginning of the season. Which is why they want LCFC dealt with fast. Or, as I would describe it: make an example out of City. At least this means those of us in the Blue Army will have some form of closure.

Scarily, The Telegraph have actually asserted that Leicester might perhaps be penalised by up to 15 points. If that happens, the club would be in trouble as I see the situation. The Foxes would certainly be favourites for relegation in 2024/25.

One-time Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper wants to take over at Leicester - Foxes owners like his brand of football

I am quite surprised to see that Cooper is apparently 'close' to being nominated at LCFC. I'm not shocked that he was initially linked at all. Yet I am unsure as to whether he is the right choice, or whether the fan base will approve on average. But let's just say it's never boring on Filbert Way. Unless a Maresca XI is having an off day, that is. Low blow - I apologise.

Anyway, as previously outlined, Khun Top Srivaddhanaprabha, Jon Rudkin and whoever else is calling shots at Leicester supposedly appreciate Cooper. The 44-year-old is said to have rejected Championship Burnley too:

"STEVE COOPER has indicated he WOULD accept the Leicester job - if offered the role.

The Welshman has been out of work since being sacked by Nottingham Forest last season. But he remains one of the most highly regarded British coaches in the game, and is now edging ever nearer to a move to the King Power Stadium."