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Leicester are 'considering' appointing manager who hasn't worked in football since 2019

Jack Kenmare

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Leicester are 'considering' appointing manager who hasn't worked in football since 2019

Leicester City are currently looking for a new manager following Monday's sacking of Brendan Rodgers – and somebody they are 'considering' has been out of management since 2019.

Following the departure of Rodgers last week, assistants Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler were put in charge for Tuesday night's disappointing 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa.

But those behind the scenes at Leicester have been working hard to find a permanent successor.

On Monday afternoon, Graham Potter turned down an approach from the Foxes, according to talkSPORT – just a day after he was sacked by Chelsea.

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Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has been named as of the candidates on the Foxes' shortlist alongside Rafa Benitez, Jesse Marsch and Ralph Hasenhuttl.

And now, in a surprise turn of events, Martin O'Neill has emerged as a shock contender to take over at the King Power Stadium.

In fact, the Foxes are considering appointing an experienced caretaker manager until the end of the season, according to the Independent, and O'Neill fits that bill perfectly.

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The club believe Premier League experience is key to trying to avoid relegation and O'Neill, of course, has bundles of top flight games under his belt with the likes of Aston Villa and Sunderland.

The 71-year-old is also a fan favourite amongst Leicester fans after winning two League Cup trophies in 1997 and 2000 during a fruitful five-year spell in charge.

Last year, O'Neill said he was still open to opportunites in management.

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"I watch a lot of matches and keep in touch through my TV work," he told The Sun. "Not just the Premier League, but also the Bundesliga in Germany and the Eredivisie in the Netherlands.

"I keep in touch and am well-equipped now, knowing these different leagues. And if an opportunity comes up that I feel fits, I would seriously consider it."

O'Neill's last managerial job was in 2019 during a six-month spell in charge of Nottingham Forest.

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He would certainly offer a ton of experience with Leicester currently sitting in the Premier League relegation zone, but is he the right man to save the Foxes?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Leicester City, Premier League, Brendan Rodgers

Jack Kenmare
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