Leicester may start Premier League season on minus points - ex-chief exec

A worry for the club
Leicester City v Blackburn Rovers - Sky Bet Championship
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Winning the Championship title was definitely just the first obstacle of Leicester City's Premier League promotion. This is because of reappearing claims that LCFC will potentially start the EPL season on minus points. On this occasion, an expert weighs in on eventualities. Foxes of Leicester also take a look at a 'shock' news story concerning a former City boss who is expected to be appointed manager of a Romanian side.

Ex-Leicester City head coach Martin O'Neill set to return to dugout with Rapid Bucharest

What a manager O'Neill was for the Foxes! Trust me, I was a season ticket holder during that period. And it was only really bettered by the unrivalled 2015/16 Premier League triumph under Claudio Ranieri. Then there was the Brendan Rodgers era which brought the FA Cup and European competition once again. Although, it has to be said that Rodgers' time on Filbert Way also gave the Blue Army many headaches.

Back to O'Neill. He is also well known for being the boss at Celtic, Aston Villa, Sunderland and Nottingham Forest. The Northern Irishman also managed the Republic of Ireland National Team.

Now the 72-year-old is said to be 'closing in on a return' to football. This time Romania will benefit from the one-time City gaffer, namely Rapid Bucharest. O'Neill was assumed to have retired from all footballing activities, until Rapid came calling. FoL wish him all the best if hearsay turns out to be reality.

Points deduction talk before next campaign returns to worried Blue Army already concerned with keeping highly rated manager Enzo Maresca and star player Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

The LCFC ownership and its sporting director are supposedly working on a new deal for Enzo Maresca. Let's hope that's true. It'd be one less thing for us Foxes fans to worry about. Keeping Maresca at the club seems much safer than the gamble of a new boss, irrespective of reputations. I am very keen to see what the Italian has cooking for Leicester in the English top-flight.

However, Maresca didn't allay supporters' fears about Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall possibly leaving the east Midlands outfit when most recently asked about the impressive midfielder. Sadly, the 44-year-old conceded that Dewsbury-Hall's exit remains a possibility.

But Financial Fair Play (now referred to as Profit and Sustainability, apparently) issues are probably the main concern for the LCFC faithful currently. Let's hear what ex-Everton chief executive Keith Wyness said about the matter:

"'Leicester have got their lawsuits pending against the Premier League and EFL. ’m yet to understand the timing of those, and when they’re going to land. As I understand it, they could be starting next season with a points deduction straight away. Whether they will appeal that, I don’t know.

'There are too many loose ends at the moment to make any definitive statements or give any guidance on that. It is another messy situation created by a big grey area in the rules. For Leicester, at least they are promoted. I’d rather be in that situation than arguing the case in the Championship. They’re in a position of strength. They’ve got the Premier League riches in to help pay these wonderful lawyers we are becoming so well-acquainted with.'"