Leicester City are reportedly considering the option of appointing an interim boss until the summer, following the weekend’s sacking of Claude Puel.
The Frenchman was given his marching orders on Sunday morning following the weekend’s 4-1 hammering at Crystal Palace, Leicester’s seventh game without a win in all competitions. According to Sky Sports, the hierarchy at the King Power Stadium have drawn up a shortlist of potential names for Puel’s replacement but would not be adverse at appointing an interim manager.
The report reveals that Belgium boss Roberto Martinez, Rafa Benitez of Newcastle United and Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers are all under consideration. However, it would be tough to convince the trio to take over considering that they are all currently employed.
Former Foxes’ midfielder is thought to be interested in taking the role on until the summer, in a similar capacity to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.
Leicester head into Tuesday evening’s match with Brighton & Hove Albion with backroom staff Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler in temporary charge.
Celtic boss Rodgers remains the bookies’ favourite to take over in the East Midlands on a permanent basis. The ex-Liverpool and Swansea City can be backed at odds of 5/4 with William Hill.