Brentford manager Thomas Frank is reportedly the favorite to take over at Leicester if current boss Brendan Rodgers is sacked.
Brendan Rodgers has cut a disheveled figure this season as Leicester appear to be crumbling. After two years of coming close to the Champions League, the project appears to have fallen flat.
Leicester sold both Kasper Schmeichel and Wesley Fofana over the summer. The only incoming business they did was Fofana’s replacement.
As a result, Leicester are bottom of the Premier League table after seven games. They have lost six matches in a row.
Following Sunday’s 6-2 thrashing by Tottenham, it emerged that Thomas Frank and Sean Dyche were being considered by the Leicester hierarchy.
Brendan Rodgers has sounded like a man who knows he is about to be fired. In fact at times, he has sounded like a man who wouldn’t mind being fired at this point.
He is now being asked outright if he thinks his job is in danger in each post match interview. His answers are full of platitudes about how the board has always supported him.
It’s not his words but his tone of voice which betray the Northern Irishman’s sentiment. He sounds fed up, and out of ideas. He sounds as if he has taken Leicester as far as he can.
It will be curious to see what he does next if he parts ways with Leicester. His move back to the Premier League was supposed to rehabilitate his reputation as a top level manager.
Two seasons challenging for the top 4 and an F.A Cup win went some way towards that. It remains to be seen if he will be a candidate for the top jobs again, or if he becomes a manger for the tier below them.