Leicester fans discuss links with ex-Huddersfield boss David Wagner

23rd February 2019, King Power Stadium, Leicester, England; EPL Premier League Football, Leicester City versus Crystal Palace; Leicester City supporters join in a minute's applause in...

David Wagner has reportedly joined Rafa Benitez, Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez on the list to replace Claude Puel at Leicester City.

Manager Claude Puel of Leicester City celebrates another win after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Burnley at King Power Stadium on December 2nd, 2017 in Leicester,...

Leicester City need a new manager.

It was no surprise that Claude Puel was handed his P45 after Saturday’s embarrassing 4-1 home defeat at Crystal Palace but finding a replacement could be easier said than done.

As reported by Sky Sports, Brendan Rodgers, Rafa Benitez and Roberto Martinez are all under consideration. The aforementioned trio, however, are already in jobs and hiring any of the three would be difficult, not to mention expensive.

So that could give David Wagner the edge.

Huddersfield manager David Wagner looks on during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town at Cardiff City Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

According to the Mirror (25 February, page 47), the German is another name on Leicester’s wish list, and he is at least available straight away given that he walked away from Huddersfield Town last month.

But there are two schools of thought here. On one hand, Wagner pulled off a minor miracle leading Huddersfield to the Premier League for the first time and then saving them from the drop last season on one of the league’s smallest budgets.

On the other, he undid a lot of his good work in recent months with the Terriers well adrift at the bottom and barely grabbing a goal, letting alone a point.

Huddersfield manager David Wagner waves to the fans after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town at Cardiff City Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Cardiff, United...

 

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