Rodgers on Leicester radar as Puel heads sack race

Leicester City are considering the future of manager Claude Puel and he is the new Bookmakers favourite in the Premier League sack race.

Jose Mourinho was the third Premier League boss to lose his job this week – and French tactician Puel is under pressure.

Leicester currently sit 12th in the table, having lost two games in succession, including a hugely disappointing loss at Crystal Palace last weekend.

Leicester, who are still recovering from the tragic death of their owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, are understood to be looking at options – should they decide to replace Puel.

The Foxes have one of the best squads outside the Premier League’s top-six, but they look some way off the pace at the moment and the pressure is mounting on Puel.

One name understood to be high on Leicester’s list of possible targets is Celtic chief Brendan Rodgers.

The former Liverpool chief has been with Celtic since 2016, and has claimed seven major trophies including two league titles and during his tenure led the club on a 69-match unbeaten run.

However, sources North of the Border believe that he could be persuaded to move back to England and Leicester would certainly be an attractive option.

Looking at Puel, Bookmakers have cut his odds into 7/4 over the past week, as he is now firm favourite to be the next top-flight manager to go.

BetVictor’s Head of ante post Football Michael Triffitt explained: “Leicester manager Claude Puel is 7/4 from 6/1 to be the next Premier League manager to depart and a disappointing 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace didn’t help his cause on Saturday.

“Poor team selection, tactics and motivation are all been brought into question from a growing number of unsettled Foxes fans and the former Southampton gaffer is certainly under pressure. With Manchester City next up in the League Cup quarter final followed by top flight games with Chelsea and City again, this tough fixture list may well prove his final stand.”


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