Why Steve Cooper would be a bad manager appointment at Leicester

Leicester City continue their hunt for a new manager after the early exit of Enzo Maresca. The Foxes have many names being thrown about, so, here are a few of them and why the former Nottingham Forest boss would be a poor appointment at the King Power.
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There is every possibility that the Foxes will have to sign up a manager that will not break the bank this campaign: with PSR restrictions imposing myriad risks on the future of the club, there is little room for big appointments, and little attraction to big names. Nonetheless, Leicester have reported interest in several head coaches.

Carlos Corberan, Ruud van Nistelrooy, David Moyes, Oscar Garcia, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Maurizio Sarri, and Graham Potter have all had their names mentioned. Adding to that list is the subject of this article: Steve Cooper. The former Nottingham Forest boss was let go after a lacklustre Premier League season despite a gluttonous spending spree made by the recruitment team, so is available.

Leicester City's manager race recap

As a reminder, the current concerns faced by the East Midlands team revolve around attraction, finances, recruitment, playstyle, and the project. To be forced into changing manager could alter or derail the project commenced under the Italian to develop a new style, bring in more academy products, and take the team forward with a modern tactical approach. To abandon this could be harmful.

Furthermore, to try and get the sort of coach that could retain that vision, maintain the project, and continue developing the squad, the side might have to spend big money in wages or compensation fees. That is money they do not have spare while also extending both Jamie Vardy and Jannik Vestergaard's contracts, and still having to replace some of the outgoing talents.

These concerns underly what names have been linked to the vacancy. Corberan and Nistelrooy exhibit a similar style of play to Maresca, so would not require another stylistic alteration with a team that was performing fairly well. Meanwhile, Potter and Sarri offer a progression for the project with well-trusted coaches; Moyes and Garcia would both be financially viable - especially because Garcia is already employed by our sister club OHL.