Benitez backed in for Leicester role

Rafa Benitez is again being linked with the Leicester City job.

The Newcastle United boss is unsettled under owner Mike Ashley, whilst results have been disappointing this season – but the Spaniard is still highly regarded.

Leicester are currently in eighth in the Premier League but pressure has been mounting on Claude Puel with some in-different results.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is known to be on their radar, but now Benitez is said to be of interest to the club – who lost their previous owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was tragically killed in a helicopter crash in October.

Benitez has now seen his odds cut from 100/1 into 7/2 with Paddy Power.

Puel, despite back-to-back wins over Chelsea and Manchester City, is favourite to be the next top flight manager sacked (6/4) after his side’s late defeat to Cardiff.

Spokesman Paddy Power said: “Whisper it, but poor old Claude Puel is back on the chopping block – a place where he has spent most of his time in England.

“And it sounds like the Foxes could be lining up his replacement, as we witnessed a huge move on Rafa Benitez being the next Leicester manager.”

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