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.
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.
I like Wagner, still a lot to prove but did a great job at Huddersfield and ultimately paid the price for over achieving over the past couple of seasons. He didn't get nearly enough credit for getting what was a very average Championship team promoted and then keeping them up.— Dicko (@DickoLCFC) February 25, 2019
Seriously, I don’t understand the negativity around his name. Look at the squad he had to work with! He’ll play good, pressing football with the right players. And he knows how to find a bargain in Germany. HTFC fans love him, he’s a likeable guy who can build a rapport with fans— Jason (@extrajason) February 25, 2019
We need a big name this time someone who demands respect certainly not Wagner— Martin brutnall PGA (@Mbprogolfer) February 25, 2019
It would show a complete lack of ambition. To appoint the man who took Huddersfield to rock bottom and a team that has struggled for a year to even score a goal. Would be a dreadful appointment.— Paul Sherwood (@paulifd) February 25, 2019
Better than Rafa or Rodgers— Simon Hill (@E151MON) February 25, 2019
I like it, the young squad could play his pressing game, given a few quid to spend I think he would be a real success. He seems passionate and ambitious, overachieved massively with Huddersfield.— Phil Boshier (@PhilBoshier87) February 25, 2019
NO WAY— Stephen meek (@meek150) February 25, 2019
Not another boring manager— muzzy al najjar (@muzzyalnajjar) February 25, 2019
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