Who Is In The Frame To Replace Brendan Rodgers At Leicester City?

Rodgers was sacked on Sunday as Leicester's run without a win stretched to six games
13:00, 03 Apr 2023

Leicester City are on the hunt for a new manager following their decision to sack Brendan Rodgers on Sunday. The Foxes lost 2-1 to fellow Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace at the weekend which means they have now gone six matches without a win in the top flight.

Rodgers delivered the club their first FA Cup title as well as taking them into Europe so whoever comes in will have a tough act to follow. Here are the current frontrunners via Betfred.

Graham Potter - 5/6

Graham Potter was sacked by Chelsea just hours after Rodgers departed Leicester. The Foxes have held an interest in the English coach for a number of years and was always considered as the perfect successor to the Northern Irishman. Despite a tough seven months at Chelsea, what Potter was able to build at Brighton & Hove Albion was impressive and exactly the kind of project Leicester need right now.

Rafael Benitez - 6/1

Former Everton and Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez has been out of work since leaving the Toffees in January 2022. He could be viewed by the Foxes as a short-term appointment to help steer the club away from relegation but after his disappointing spell with Everton, supporters would unlikely be happy with this appointment.


Ange Postecoglou - 10/1

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has seen his stock rise rapidly since taking over the Hoops back in 2021. He immediately returned the Scottish Premiership title back to Celtic Park in 2021-22 and looks to make it back-to-back title wins this season. The Australian plays an exciting style of football and he would certainly get the best out of some of the current Foxes who are underperforming.

Ange Postecoglou
Ange Postecoglou

Steven Gerrard - 10/1

Former Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard will be itching for a return to management after his dismal tenure at Villa Park. After building his reputation with Rangers, his stock has taken a hit after his latest role and he will be looking to repair the damage quickly. He is probably not the best person to come in to guarantee the club to safety and fans wouldn’t be too keen on him coming in to head a project in the summer either.

Ralph Hasenhuttl - 12/1

Ralph Hasenhuttl has been out of work since getting the chop at Southampton earlier in the season. The Austrian had a turbulent time on the south coast because his team’s results and performances were consistently inconsistent. There were times of promise but also times of despair. Should he be given a second crack in the Premier League he would be given a much stronger squad than he had with the Saints.

Nigel Pearson - 14/1

Leicester City could turn to the past to ensure Premier League survival in the man that ensured their safety in 2014-15. Nigel Pearson kept them up that year with a remarkable strong finish to the season which paved the way for their historic title win the season after. The current Bristol City boss would certainly be a very unlikely appointment at this stage, though.

Rest of the market:

Michael Carrick 16/1

Jesse Marsch 16/1

Vincent Kompany 16/1

Mauricio Pochettino 16/1

Thomas Frank 16/1

Marcelo Bielsa 20/1

Claudio Ranieri 20/1

Ruben Amorim 20/1

Frank Lampard 20/1

Nuno Espirito Santo 20/1

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 25/1

Sam Allardyce 25/1

Nathan Jones 28/1

Lucien Favre 28/1

Scott Parker 33/1

Wayne Rooney 33/1

John Terry 33/1

Dean Smith 33/1

Neil Lennon 40/1

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