Can Brendan Rodgers help lead Leicester City to glory once again?
Leicester City are not having the best time in the Premier League at the moment. While they do sit 8th in the Premier League, the Foxes have lost four out of their last ten games in the Premier League with loses to Cardiff City, Southampton. They did beat Manchester City and Chelsea but things are far from good.
Manager Claude Puel hasn’t impressed enough and it’s been reported by the Fox Sports that former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is next in line to replace Puel.
The 45-year-old Celtic boss had a torrid time in his final few seasons with Liverpool before joining current side Celtic. Since then, Rodgers has done surprisingly well with the Scottish outfit, winning three league titles in a row and is on course for a fourth one. He also created history by winning a double treble with the Bhoys.
This, among many other reasons, has seen the former Liverpool boss take the lead in the race to become the next Leicester City boss. When the club appointed Puel, the former Southampton boss was expected to help the club challenge the Premier League’s elite and be in position for a Europa League spot.
That’s something Rodgers can definitely do. His style of play combined with his tactics could prove to be effective once again. The 45-year-old took Liverpool the closest they’ve ever been to a Premier League title during the 2013/14 season where they finished 2 points off the top.
Since then, things haven’t been the same for Rodgers and this could be his chance to make things right in England. However, the Foxes need to make sure that appointing Rodgers isn’t just a knee-jerk reaction. Despite all his critics, Puel isn’t doing a bad job.
Leicester City are currently 8th in the Premier League and the board should keep an eye on proceedings until the end of the season before deciding on what to do.
While the Foxes do have a chance of finishing in a Europa League spot, they need to pick up the pace and make sure they hit top gear sooner rather than later. While Rodgers isn’t exactly the best in the world, he can certainly work wonders if Leicester City appoint him.
However, Daily Mail has reported that David Wagner and Newcastle United’s Rafael Benitez are in the running as well.