Leicester City want to appoint former Chelsea boss to replace Dean Smith

Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) /

Leicester City look likely to be relegated in what will be a sad moment for football. Just a couple of seasons after they won the FA Cup and, of course, still reminiscing the monumental title charge under Claudio Ranieri, things have looked bleak this season at the King Power Stadium.

They sacked Brendan Rodgers earlier this season in a decision which looks awful in hindsight. Poor club ownership is what has let the club down this season, despite their immensely talented squad and loyal fanbase.

Now, Dean Smith must manage his side to a perfect end of the season, starting tonight against Newcastle United. Even if they somehow avoid relegation, though, it’s pretty much confirmed that Dean Smith will be given the boot.

According to Football Insider, Leicester plan to react by making a big managerial appointment. The report claims that The Foxes want to approach the former Chelsea and Brighton boss Graham Potter about managing in the Midlands.

Potter is set to receive a plethora of offers from England and Europe this summer after his short break from management. For context, he’s been out of action since he was given the boot from the Chelsea board just a few hours after Leicester had sacked Rodgers.

People will be quick to retort that Graham Potter would never manage in the Championship, but they’re mistaken. We must bear in mind that the foundation on which Potter’s career sits is that he began his managerial career in the fourth tier of Swedish football, where within eight years he took Ostersunds all the way to the top flight and even defeated Arsenal in the Europa League.

Potter loves a challenge. Unfortunately it didn’t work out for him at Chelsea but that club is toxic all the way to the roots so it’s no surprise.

Could you see Graham Potter managing at Leicester City?