It has been reported that the former England manager Roy Hodgson is interested in talking to Leicester City about the vacant manager’s job but it is not known if the club are interested.
There are just four people involved in discussions about the clubs future: Leicester’s chairman Khun Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, vice chairman Khun Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, chief executive Susan Wheeler and director of football Jon Rudkin. However, none of them are divulging any information about the process.
It is known that Leicester bosses are drawing up a shortlist of potential candidates and that they plan to reassess the situation after today’s game against Hull. The team then has a ten day break before the Champions League last-16 second leg against Sevilla.
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For now it is expected that Craig Shakespeare will continue in his role as caretaker manager after he led the team to an impressive 3 – 1 win over Liverpool earlier in the week.
Shakespeare has made it clear that he is interested in taking on the job full time and this week defender Danny Simpson publicly backed him to become the permanent manager.
Speaking this week about Shakespeare’s chances Simpson said, “I can’t see why not, but it’s the chairman’s decision. It’s up to him and he owns the club, he is passionate about the club. Those decisions are nothing to do with us but, for me, [Shakespeare] has been really good.”
Simpson also reiterated that none of the squad tried to get Ranieri sacked after weekend reports of meeting with the club’s Thai owners. He said that the decision was entirely the chairman’s and that all the team has to do is play football.
“We know we haven’t played how we can – we’re first to admit that – but we have to carry on. Leicester carries on.”