Next Leicester Manager Odds: Who Could Replace Brendan Rodgers?
Betting sites make Brendan Rodgers the heavy favourite to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job following Leicester’s dismal run of results.
The Foxes are rock bottom of the table after taking just one point from their opening seven matches, and they have already conceded an incredible 22 goals.
Rodgers has been critical of the club’s lack of ambition in the transfer market during sombre post-match interviews, and he is now as short as Evens to face the axe next.
UK bookmakers are already offering odds on who will replace him as Leicester boss, with lots of interesting contenders in the mix.
Read on to learn more about the candidates and their chances of replacing Rodgers in the Leicester hotseat.
Dyche has been out of work since Burnley unceremoniously sacked him towards the end of last season.
However, he left Turf Moor with his reputation largely intact after keeping the cash-strapped Clarets competitive for many years in the top flight.
Dyche survived many Premier League relegation battles with Burnley, so he is likely to be an attractive target for any clubs languishing in the drop zone this term - including the vacant post at Bournemouth.
The likes of Sam Allardyce and Tony Pulis have served as relegation specialists in the past, and we could see Dyche take on that mantle. Dyche also made it clear recently that he is open to offers too.
As such, he is the 5/2 favourite to become the next permanent Leicester City manager.
The former Spurs and PSG boss would be a very intriguing alternative to Dyche if Leicester sack Rodgers.
The Foxes squad is not exactly stacked with the sort of tough-tackling, no-nonsense types that Dyche collected at Burnley, so the players might respond better to a manager like Pochettino.
He favours an attacking, high-pressing style, which could suit the likes of Jamie Vardy, Harvey Barnes and Youri Tielemans.
Pochettino also likes to play with a 4-2-3-1, which could be a perfect formation to harness Leicester’s collective talents. The Argentinian coach won Ligue 1 with PSG last season, but he was fired after failing to bring the Champions League to Paris.
Yet he still has a formidable reputation in English football, having worked wonders at Tottenham, and he could be a very appealing option for the Leicester board.
Pochettino is the 9/2 second favourite with Paddy Power for the Leicester job, and that looks very tempting.
Rafa Benitez’s reputation took a battering during his ill-fated spell at Everton last season.
The Spaniard picked up just five wins, four draws and 10 defeats during 19 Premier League games at the helm, and the Toffees sacked him in January.
However, he worked wonders on a shoestring budget at Newcastle, he led Liverpool to Champions League glory and he won two La Liga titles at Valencia, so his credentials remain strong.
He looks like another serious candidate to replace Rodgers at Leicester. Benitez still lives in Liverpool with his family, and he would probably jump at the chance to manage another Premier League team.
Benitez has the tactical acumen to get Leicester out of trouble, and after being an 11/1 shot last week, he is now priced at 6/1 to take the job with betting apps.
Bielsa is another Argentinian coach that likes to play attacking, swashbuckling football, so he is cut from a similar cloth to Pochettino.
His Leeds team were often a joy to watch - constantly willing to take risks, commit men forward and overload the opposition in a bid to score.
However, they were also very vulnerable in defence, so he might not be the most prudent replacement for Rodgers when you consider how vulnerable the Foxes have looked at the back.
Bielsa is third in the betting at 17/2 with Betfair, but Pochettino looks like a more sensible option for now.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Solskjaer is also on the hunt for an interesting new job after Manchester United sacked him last season following a dreadful run of results.
The Norwegian led the Red Devils to a second-place finish in the Premier League, and he had a better win record than Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal and David Moyes.
However, he struggled at Cardiff, and he may not fare quite so well away from Old Trafford - where his tenure at the club ended badly - so he is 14/1 with football betting sites for the Leicester job.
If Rodgers was to be the next manager to go in the Premier League Sack Race, Leicester could turn to Norwich boss Dean Smith to turn their season around if they pull the trigger on Brendan.
The Canaries are second in the Championship after winning six league games on the bounce, and they are now the favourites to win the division this season.
They will be keen to keep hold of the former Aston Villa manager, but an overture from Leicester could tempt him away from Carrow Road, and he is 16/1 to replace Rodgers.
Denmark manager Kasper Hjulmand and former England boss Roy Hodgson are both priced at 20/1 to take the Leicester job.
However, it is hard to see Hjulmand abandoning his post so close to the World Cup, while Hodgson did not exactly cover himself in glory at Watford last season.
Other long shots include Ruben Amorim (25/1), Claudio Ranieri (25/1), Lucien Favre (25/1), John Terry (33/1), former Leicester manager Martin O’Neill (40/1), Wayne Rooney (40/1) and Claude Puel (40/1).
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