Mancini odds head next Leicester City boss tips
FootyOn experts give next Leicester City boss tips, with Roberto Mancini odds a clear market leader.
Just nine months after lifting the Premier League title, Leicester sacked manager Claudio Ranieri.
This has left the football world stunned and attracted widespread criticism.
The Foxes’ incredible fairytale exploits proved a one-off, but their ruthless Asian owners showed little sentiment once their Premier League status was threatened.
Ranieri’s King Power Stadium legacy is untouchable, but what of the future?
Here are our next Leicester City boss tips starting with another Italian…
Former Manchester City manager Mancini briefly played for the Foxes on loan before retiring.
Sensational at Sampdoria and landing plenty of trophies at Lazio, he also has an extensive coaching CV.
Mancini has managed in three different countries, including the Premier League.
At City he won the FA Cup and Premier League.
With many Leicester supporters shocked and angry at Ranieri’s departure, this looks to be the best option to appease them.
Mancini thus leads the market at top odds of 2/1 with Betfair after opening at 9/2.
While there is little doubt Mancini is the outstanding candidate, some media outlets report that former Foxes boss Pearson is wanted back by the players.
An acrimonious departure from the King Power in the summer of 2015 was down to off the field reasons.
Pearson not only took Leicester into the Premier League, but also staved off relegation.
That is precisely the sort of firefighting the Foxes need now.
Will the owners go back cap in hand to Pearson, though?
There’s just three months of the season left, so the Foxes hierarchy may decide to appoint an interim boss.
Veteran Dutch manager Hiddink has twice stepped in at Chelsea to take temporary charge.
Reports in the national press say he’s under consideration for the role.
Whether there is any chance of it being long-term is another matter entirely.
Hiddink has Premier League experience from two Stamford Bridge stints, which is a plus.
Could ex-Crystal Palace and Newcastle United manager Pardew be parachuted into the King Power?
His coaching credentials are under the microscope, though.
Palace were officially the worst Premier/Football League team under Pardew in the calendar year 2016.
That is hardly likely to make him in-demand.
Pardew does have extensive experience of battling relegation on his side, however.
Frank De Boer
Plenty of Premier League vacancies have seen De Boer’s name linked.
Leicester is nothing new in this regard.
Excelling in his native Netherlands with Ajax, De Boer then found taking up the reins mid-season at Inter Milan more difficult.
While that didn’t work out, there may be mitigating circumstances at the Nerazzurri.
Inter are a club desperate to recapture the success of the Jose Mourinho era.
The Foxes’ immediate target cannot be anything so grand, so De Boer is a 12/1 chance with BetVictor to join them.