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Leicester have been in contact with Roy Hodgson over vacant manager position

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Leicester City have been in contact with former England manager Roy Hodgson over the vacant manager position at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes shocked the footballing world last week by announcing that they’d sacked Claudio Ranieri, just nine months after he’d guided his side to Premier League glory.

The Italian left with Leicester just one point above the relegation zone. However many, including former striker Gary Lineker, believe that the sacking was harsh.

Less than a week after axing their manager, BBC Sport reports that the Premier League champions have been in contact with Hodgson.

The two parties have held informal talks, and the 69-year-old is one of many potential candidates lined up for the job. It’s also suggested that caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare could stay in charge if results continue to improve.

Leicester beat Liverpool 3-1 on Monday night to suggest that there’s still hope for the fallen champions.

 

Hodgson himself has been out of management for nine months. He left the England set up in June last year after the Three Lions were knocked out of Euro 2016 by minnows Iceland.

He’s done it before

The role of Leicester manager may be more suited to his style. It’s easy to forget that Hodgson has managed the likes of Liverpool, West Brom, and Fulham in the Premier League.

He guided both Fulham and West Brom to survival and even reached the Europa League final with the Cottagers in 2010.

Should he take charge of Leicester for the rest of this season, their fans will be hoping he can do it all again with the Foxes.

After a win against Liverpool, they’re now up to 15th in the league. The team are also still alive in the Champions League, and host Sevilla in the second leg of their first knockout round tie on March 14.

Leicester trail 2-1 on aggregate, but will now be hoping they can turn things around and reach the quarter-finals of the competition, as well as ensuring Premier League survival.

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