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Brendan Rodgers is now massive favourite in the next Premier League manager to be sacked market. The 49-year-old has seen the Foxes collect just a point from their opening seven fixtures, with the Midlands side having lost six consecutive games. A 5-2 humbling at the hands of Brighton was followed by a 6-2 defeat at Tottenham.
It’s not just on the pitch where the problems lie for Rodgers and Leicester. The former Liverpool and Celtic manager saw Wesley Fofana move to Chelsea on transfer deadline day, with Kasper Schmeichel's departure also leaving a big hole between the sticks. The leading football betting sites have now put together a Next Leicester City Manager betting market, with Thomas Frank at the head of it.
The Brentford manager might not want to swap the Bees for the Foxes given the former are in decent shape this season, with Leicester restricted by Financial Fair Play and the prospect of key players leaving in January. Sean Dyche is also among the favourites along with Mauricio Pochettino.
Thomas Frank has been an excellent manager for Brentford, with the 48-year-old having engineered promotion to the Premier League two seasons ago, and the Dane has now cemented the Bees in the top flight for the time being.
It appears that Frank is on to a good thing with the west London club, and his player development has seen Ivan Toney recently called up to the England squad, although the bookies have installed him as their Next Leicester City Manager betting favourite.
The former Brondby coach could be persuaded to join the Foxes if he felt as though the club matched his ambition, although some would argue that Brentford are now better placed to achieve a top-half finish in the Premier League. Indeed, Leicester are a shorter price on the relegation market right now.
Should Brendan Rodgers either be sacked, walk away or leave by mutual consent, it’s plausible that Mauricio Pochettino could throw his hat into the ring. Despite the Financial Fair Play issues at the club, the prospect of taking charge of Leicester remains an attractive one, and forward Jamie Vardy recently signed a new contract at the King Power, so it's no surprise to see the best betting apps have Pochettino as one of the favourites for the job.
Pochettino has held a number of high-profile positions and most recently took charge of Paris Saint-Germain. Previously, the Argentine had a long spell at Tottenham Hotspur, and his Premier League managerial career started with Southampton, where he had a fairly modest budget with which to work.
The bookmakers have also linked Poch to the possibility of taking charge at Manchester United should Erik ten Hag not work out at Old Trafford, with the manager taking a watching brief since leaving PSG, and it will be interesting to see his next move. Perhaps Leicester are already putting the feelers in his direction although Pochettino would want assurances with regard to budget.
Should Rodgers baulk at the lack of financial backing to improve the overall squad at Leicester, it might be that Sean Dyche is willing to take the opportunity to reinvent himself at the Midlands club. The 51-year-old is looking for a way to return to management, and he enjoyed a 10-year spell in charge of Burnley which was largely successful.
Dyche has a reputation for playing fairly pragmatic football although the plain fact is that the former Chesterfield defender made the best use of his Burnley squad in a Premier League awash with money. Perhaps given better players at a club such as Leicester, there would be an opportunity to play a more attacking brand of football.
The bookies now have him among the favourites and that means that Dyche has been betting favourite for the Leicester and Bournemouth job at the same time. It might be that the Midlands side need a manager who is accustomed to a relegation scrap and that's something which this manager has experienced in droves.
Marcelo Bielsa will always be remembered fondly for his time at Leeds United. Supporters were aghast when he was sacked last season even though hindsight suggests that it was a correct decision considering the work that Jesse Marsch has done at Elland Road.
Even so, Bielsa did a tremendous job in steering Leeds to promotion and then having an excellent first season in the top flight. There was lots of attacking football on display and Leeds ended up in ninth position thanks to the Argentine.
Perhaps Leicester might approach a manager who has a wealth of experience and might want to rejuvenate the fortunes of a Foxes side who still have a squad packed with quality players. However, he might well decide that his English adventure is over.
There are a number of managers who are out of work right now, and that includes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian might feel as though he didn’t get a fair crack of the whip at Manchester United and he will have learned plenty from his time in charge of a Red Devils side who are now improving under Erik Ten Hag.
Solskjaer has been a free agent since being relieved of his Old Trafford duties nearly a year ago. He will still have ambitions to manage in the Premier League and might well lodge an interest should the Leicester manager's position become vacant.
The former United player certainly favours an attacking brand of football and he did nearly steer the club to a Europa League success before the wheels came off their season a few months later. However, it wouldn't be a popular appointment with the Foxes faithful.
Dean Smith has largely had a successful managerial career, with the 51-year-old having recently guided Aston Villa into the Premier League. He has since left the club to be replaced by Steven Gerrard although the latter hasn't exactly improved fortunes on the pitch.
While Smith was in charge of a Norwich side who were relegated from the top flight last season, he inherited a poor squad from Daniel Farke and has since helped the Canaries recover in the Championship. Would he jump ship if Leicester came calling?
There is certainly plenty to like about Smith's style of football and he might jump at the chance to guide Leicester in an upwards direction, with James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall just some of the players who can produce results.
Sam Allardyce has previously been linked to the Leicester City manager’s position, and he could be regarded as something of a saviour to a club that have forgotten how to defend. The Foxes have already conceded 10 goals in three games, and it appears that they need some way of stemming the flow of goals.
Allardyce failed to keep West Brom afloat recently, although he has previously been very successful when working with Premier League football clubs who have been relegation threatened. It’s possible he might be willing to take a role such as this one on a short-term basis.
Chris Wilder is currently manager of Middlesbrough, although the 54-year-old is not especially enjoying life at the Riverside Stadium. He has seen the Teeside club collect just three points from their opening five matches, with the former Sheffield United manager under pressure to deliver.
Wilder has previously achieved great things with Sheffield United, and it’s possible that he’s ready to pull the plug on his time at Middlesbrough, especially if the Leicester job was to become available, with the former Oxford and Northampton boss potentially jumping at the chance to return to the Premier League.
There have been rumours suggesting that Gareth Southgate might decide to stand down as England manager after the 2022 World Cup. Having successfully taken the Three Lions to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup before steering the same team to the final of Euro 2020, he has proven he is able to get a tune out of a talented squad.
Known primarily for a pragmatic style of play, Southgate could be ready to return to football club management. He has previously held a role with Middlesbrough before getting the chance to join the FA, and he was part of the England U21 coaching staff before replacing Sam Allardyce. Could the Leicester job appeal to him?