Leicester City legend Muzzy Izzet slams potential Guus Hiddink appointment, wants Neil Lennon

Guus Hiddink

The Leicester icon is not keen on the Dutchman getting the job.

Leicester City are currently in the hunt for a new manager after controversial former boss Nigel Pearson left the club.

He left after a series of incidents over the course of the season, despite saving the club from relegation in dramatic fashion last season.

Since then plenty of names have been put forward as potential replacements, including the likes of former Dutch national team manager Guus Hiddink.

But one Leicester legend is not convinced he, or any manager in his mould, would be the answer.

Muzzy Izzet joined Leicester from Chelsea in 1996 and spent eight years with the club. He played over 250 league games for the club and is still regarded as one of their best players of the last 20 years.

He feels former team-mate Neil Lennon is perfect for the role and warned fans that another Sven Goran Erikson debacle could arise from another appointment:

Former England boss Eriksson took control of the club in October 2010 and despite not performing badly in the league he was a fairly unpopular boss, with Izzet clearly not a fan.

Sky Bet currently have Hiddink and Lennon as their number one and two in the betting, with Martin O’Neill and Steve Cotterill in behind.

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